My trail name is Woodchuck and will remain Woodchuck because it's tattooed on the bicep of a man in Damascus. I hiked the AT in 2016 (southbound), the PCT in 2017 (flip) and will be hiking southbound on the CDT this year. I'm a licensed hiking and camping guide in New York state, and spend most of my weekends taking people hiking and camping in the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions of New York. I have a Master's in Creative Arts Therapy Counseling, and I'm passionate about combining my training in art therapy with nature connection.
I was sitting on the couch in my Brooklyn apartment on Saturday morning, sipping coffee from my favorite mug. I admired it’s speckled glaze and
Let's be honest: I've never been great at listing out exactly what has happened without flooding it with my thoughts and feelings.
In my previous post, I addressed a serious situation and left off with mixed feelings about the Sierra. I was about to cross a dangerous creek before
Right now I'm camping on the south side of White Fork Creek (pictured above) at mile 801 after watching my fiancé and hiking partner, Henri
That's right! My first extremely click-bait(ish) post. There were questions that people had before I started the Appalachian Trail, most of which
It's taken me a while to settle down and find the words to express how it feels to have thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and what it feels like to be
Contrary to my sparse published updates on this site, I AM writing a whole lot on the trail. Instead of writing for those who want to follow my
Well, I'm over half way done with my thru-hike, which means my promise to write more often was obviously a let down. While I'm sure you're all used
It’s true what they say: Being a writer in New York is difficult. Actually, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever half-ass attempted and if you ask
The Yellow Deli. It doesn't sound too interesting, but every northbounder we passed either has a story, or you can tell expected to have a story but