Gray Barrett

Political science Ph.D. student, outdoor enthusiast, aspiring AT/PCT thru-hiker. My outdoor interests began in the Smokies and have subsequently been cultivated in Norway, North Carolina, and Vermont. Skål!

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Common Ground

Common Ground

The outdoors are the key to restoring trust in and within our society. Let me explain what I mean. Around the world and in the United States, trust

Apr 10, 2017 : Gray Barrett
6 Things I Learned About Outdoor Living by Working on a Trail Crew

6 Things I Learned About Outdoor Living by Working on a Trail Crew

First, imagine working a full-time, minimum-wage job. Then, add rain – so much that everything you own gets wet and stays wet for days on end. Add

Feb 21, 2015 : Gray Barrett
Living the Open Air Life

Living the Open Air Life

There are many foreign words that have no equivalent in English. One of these is Friluftsliv – a Norwegian word meaning "open air life."

Feb 16, 2015 : Gray Barrett