2019 – Where Did Jan Jaunt?

It’s been another year filled with plentiful adventures. I’ve added more chapters to this book called the Life and Times of Jan. I hope you’ve been able to do the same. I life by these words of wisdom shared by an elderly gal, “spend your time making deposits into your bank of memories so later in life you can make withdrawals.”

2019 Factoids:

195 days of travel, driving about 14,000 miles while exploring 8 states

136 days spent hiking and backpacking while traveling

42 nights nights spent in my tent and 124 nights spent sleeping in my car

Thanks for following along, although as they say “all good things must come to an end.” As most of you know my photos links broke in early October and as of this date I haven’t found an easy solution. For those interested this is the situation and I’m still hoping for a Christmas miracle.

I inserted photos using URL links rather than uploading to wordpress. It appears Google changed the storage location of my photos and thus my old URL links were replaced with new ones. I wish they were only a few characters different but alas the addresses have nothing in common. I’m not the only one confronted with this problem. I found several threads in Google forums, but sadly no easy solution. These are the options I’ve found so far (remember I have 400+ blog posts needing repair).

  1. Replace all old URL links with updated URL links. This would requiring editing every post knowing most likely the links would break again at some time in the future.
  2. I can still see the original posts so I could go into each photo, select save as and download to my computer. Then upload to wordpress then replace each photo in the applicable posts. As you can imagine this too would be very time consuming. Furthermore I’d have to start paying wordpress to store these photos.
  3. Since I can still see the original posts I can save as a PDF; however, I can’t download as a PDF as those images don’t really exist. Instead I can print to file. I would then need to pay for PDF editor to make them user friendly. Then I’d have to pay for an upgraded wordpress plan so I can include a pdf viewer plugin. Then I’d have to edit each post to include the new PDF.

So as you can see these are all time consuming and expensive solutions. I’m still in denial and find this situation extremely disheartening.  I wish I could wave a magic wand or wake up Christmas morning to a restored blog.

If you know of additional solutions, please share. I’m all ears!

 

Travel Summaries:

 

2018 – Where Did Jan Jaunt?

Welcome to 2019, how did I spend my last 365 days?

This is an interactive map of the places I visited in 2018. If you click on an icon you’ll find the link to the associated blog post. As of this date, I have a few months of adventures to add to the map and blog. 

2018 Factoids:

  • 209 days spent OUTSIDE hiking, walking, snowshoeing, etc.
  • 27 nights spent in my tent (sadly prime backpacking season was disrupted by my accident)
  • 79 nights spent sleeping in my car
  • 10,000 miles driven
  • 1,500-2,000 miles hiked
  • 20,000+ blog visitors (WOW!)

Travel Summaries:

Popular Posts:

2019 Goals:

  • More time in Colorado, including possibly hiking the Colorado Trail
  • Late winter/early spring trip to include Southern California, Southern Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and possibly Texas.
  • Time in Glacier National Park is still high on my list
  • More shared adventures with new and old friends
  • More PCT and CDT adventures
  • Possibly fall in the Sierra; maybe early summer on the Tahoe Rim Trail if this continues as a low snow year.
  • MORE time OUTSIDE, MORE HIKING, MORE BACKPACKING, less driving!!!!

Backpacking Gear Choices:

Clothing Choices:

Specialty Gear:

Car Camping/Travel Gear:

Please let me know if any of the links are broken. THANKS!

Disclosure: Some items include Amazon Affiliate links where I might get a small financial kickback if you buy through the link.

 

 

2017 – Where Did Jan Jaunt?

Map Notes:

  • Links to blog posts can be found by clicking each pin. My summer/fall posts are current; sadly I haven’t completed most of my spring posts (with the exception of Idaho).
  • Use +/- buttons to zoom for more details, or click on bracket in top right corner to open in full screen mode. The window looking icon in top left corner shows the list of hikes.
  • Map Legend:
    • Orange is Winter/Spring 2017 trip (78 days)
    • Purple is Summer/Fall 2017 trip (93 days)
    • Blue is other 2017 wanderings
  • This is my first time to use the map format in my annual review post. Please let me know what you think!

2017 Factoids:

  • 173 days spent OUTSIDE hiking, walking, snowshoeing, etc.
  • 51 nights spent in my tent
  • 85 nights spent sleeping in my car
  • 15,000 miles driven
  • 1,500-2,000 miles hiked
  • 20,000 blog visitors (WOW!)

Travel Summaries:

Miscellaneous 2017 Posts:

Popular Posts:

2018 Goals:

  • More time in Colorado, including possibly hiking the Colorado Trail
  • Late winter/early spring trip to include Southern California, Southern Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and possibly Texas.
  • Time in Glacier National Park is still high on my list
  • More J&J adventures
  • More PCT and CDT adventures
  • Possibly fall in the Sierra; maybe early summer on the Tahoe Rim Trail if this continues as a low snow year.
  • MORE time OUTSIDE, MORE HIKING, MORE BACKPACKING, less driving!!!!

Backpacking Gear Choices:

Clothing Choices:

Specialty Gear:

Car Camping/Travel Gear:

Disclosure: Some items include Amazon Affiliate links where I might get a small financial kickback if you buy through the link.

2016 – Where did Jan Jaunt?

With 173 days away from home adventuring, I think I can say I’ve adopted a nomadic lifestyle.  I couldn’t be happier. I had a friend recently call me a pig. Thank you and yes I’ll consider that a compliment as I greedily explored new trails, wilderness areas, national parks, connected with old and new friends, and oh so much more. Life is good, no life is GREAT! My retirement goal was to live life without regrets and that’s exactly what I’m doing. One day at a time, one hour, one moment . . .

This list (with hyperlinks) summarizes most of my 2016 adventures and blog posts.

Arizona

California

Canada

Montana

New Mexico

Oregon

Utah

Washington

Wyoming

Told you I was a pig 🙂 But after living in a cocoon of work and school for the entirety of my adult life, I have a lot of living to make up for. My recent fortune cookie message, “time once lost, can never be regained,” resonates loudly.

I’m still working on my 2017 plans. Last year I’d planned to spend significant time in the Wyoming, but due to fires that didn’t happen. If conditions align, this summer/fall will include jaunts in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. Late winter, early spring I’ll most likely return to Death Valley and the southwest.

Thank you for sharing in my adventures!


Other posts I published in 2016:

2015 -Where did Jan Jaunt?

My first full year of retirement exceeded all expectations. This list (with hyperlinks) summarizes most of my 2015 adventures and blog posts.

Arizona

California

Colorado

Idaho

  • Sawtooth Wilderness (post pending)

Nevada

Utah

Canada

 

I’m planning an equally exciting 2016. Areas of potential exploration include:

California

  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree

Arizona

  • Grand Canyon
  • Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness

Colorado

  • Colorado Trail
  • Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Cherry Picking

Montana

  • Glacier NP
  • Beartooth Wilderness

New Mexico

  • CDT Cherry Picking

Oregon

  • Crater Lake (winter camping/snowshoeing)
  • PCT

Utah

  • Capitol Reef
  • Goblin Valley
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante

Washington

  • PCT
  • Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT)

Wyoming

  • CDT Cherry Picking
  • Tetons
  • Wind River Range

 

Someone told me that I didn’t need to try to do everything during my first year of retirement. With a list like this barely scratching the surface of available adventures, I don’t think I have to worry about running out of opportunities.

How are your 2016 plans shaping up?

 

P.S. Please don’t hate on me for having the gift of time. I worked hard and sacrificed a lot so I could retire early and play.