Thursday, January 03, 2008

Major site update on www.bucktrack.com

Happy New Year Everyone!

I just spent a few days updating my site, mostly on the section about my Brooks Range Traverse. I've broken down that part of my site into several pages, including an expanded FAQ, separate pages for the planning and story/photo page, a gear review page, and a wallpaper photo page. I made a whole lot of changes, so if you see any errors like unusable links, let me know.

Check it out!

Also a reminder that with the way this blog is laid out, most new posts appear in the comments section.

8 comments:

LarryB said...

Wow! Great job dude. You sure have put a lot of work into your blog and what awesome pictures too. Thank You!

LarryB

Buck said...

Thanks larryb, I appreciate that!

Buck

axel said...

Hey Buck,

I've been searching the internet and I can only find four people who have made a continuous traverse of the Brooks Range all the way to the coast solo. Yourself, Keith Nyitray, Roman Dial and Peter Vacco. As well two others have done it over the course of many years, Dennis Schmitt and Dick Griffith. Are my findings correct? Are there others that you know of that have done it? And do you know the nationality and ages of Roman and Peter?

thanks Buck.
Axel

Buck said...

Hi Axel, It looks like you've done a pretty good job at researching it out. Roman is an Alaskan, and I believe Peter is American but I don't know much about him, he is a humble person but obviously very tough. I believe he's done the Continental Divide from Mexico clear to the end of the Brooks Range over the course of several years. I'm not sure of their ages but Roman has been at the adventuring thing for a while.

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring, Buck! I added your page to my Favorites for quick reference and easy access.

I reached my last goal of cycling 175 miles in one day (75F,sunny), and 144 miles another (94, blistering!). Thanks to you, I raised the bar and am now planning a Pittsburgh-to-New Orleans someday via the Allegheny-, Ohio-, and Mississippi Rivers.

Many thanks for all you've shared with us!

Happy Trails,
John M.

Buck said...

Hi John,

Outstanding. 175 miles is very impressive, and so is 144! I've yet to do that kind of mileage on a bicycle.

Buck

axel said...

Hey Buck,

You mentioned that you thought you had more then enough food. Do you know on average how many calories you had per day?
I fly into Fairbanks on the 12th May, are you going to be in town?
thanks mate,
Axel

Buck said...

Hi Axel,

I believe I was actually eating about 4,000 calories a day while backpacking and probably a bit more while on the Noatak. That wasn't quite enough during the backpacking portion because I did lose some weight, but is probably a reasonable target for a minimum amount of calories to plan for.

By May 12 I plan to be on the Continental Divide Trail.

Good luck!

Buck