The Superior Hiking Trail is about 300 miles of glorious north woods trail, which meanders from hamlet to hamlet, campsite to campsite. The College Quill and I have plans to complete a thru hike next summer. (For the uninitiated and Mr. PQ a thru hike traverses the entire trail in one outing). Due to my rigorous effort alongside 18 of my new best friends, we will need to hike 2 extra miles next summer. I spent the glorious bulk of last Saturday wielding a McCleod spade and exposing 2 foot wide stretches of path. As we labored, a fellow trailblazer and I conversed about various hikes and the ideal gear for locations and seasons. Humorously, we had both experienced hikes we approached looking for the world like REI models, only to encounter a pair of tourists clad only in pedal pushers and sneakers. My first summit of a 14’er taught me that a Sherpa is redundant when there is a conga line of girl scouts and grandmas making their way to the peak. By contrast, we had also ventured into the wild and encountered folks who had no business being there and ultimately were trekked out by wilderness emergency personnel.
If you are an iPhone 6 or Apple fan of any stripe, you know where this is going. Apple has released a new iPhone that reduces our need for a wallet. Apple Pay’s tap, pick and tick renders the need to carry a plethora of credit cards obsolete. With Touch ID, iPhone 6 assures the merchant that you are who you say you are. Minimalists of the world rejoice! Consumers weary from a biweekly replacement of debit cards because yet another merchant you frequent has been hacked will join me in a little Apple happy dance. (I love you Eddie Cue!)
All I need to carry now is my license for the benefit of the TSA, liquor store clerks, night club bouncers (who seem to mistake me for a 19 year old, seriously? Did you not see the gray in Mr. PQs beard? Do I need to show you my maze of childbearing stretch marks?) and the little old lady who swipes my card down at the local petrol station. Speaking of, I need a credit card for her and the handful of locations that will remain in the pre Tim Cook era.
So a wallet free life, yes. A wallet independent life, not quite. This is where our NEW iPhone 6 cases and iPhone 6 Plus cases fit in perfectly. Crafted by hand with the gorgeous baltic birch, the best American cowhides and craftsman who's fathers, fathers have worked the craft.