Documenting All Of These Fantastic Trips
Hello, HMG world. One thing I've grown increasingly curious about as digital information about relatively inaccessible places has blossomed like a spring flower (or mold in a petri dish, you decide) -- how is everyone managing to document these experiences while also staying present in the moment? I recently learned that Heather Anderson (Anish) uses a small foldable Bluetooth keyboard to journal on her phone every night. I've tried this, but at 6 oz, I routinely find myself too tired at the end of a long day to justify what inevitably becomes dead weight. How does she do it and also set multiple FKTs?! Pretty incredible.
For us regular writers and youtubers and bloggers and photographers, or for those who simply like to keep loved ones informed back home, what's your strategy for "creating content" while also embracing the actual, honest-to-god experience? I'm curious in both mental attitude/approaches, as well as your gear and how you navigate connectivity/battery charge. How much weight is too much weight? How much time is too much time? At what point do you find it annoying, if you do at all? And how is it changing our perspective of the outdoor experience, both while we're in it, and when we're back home?