Maximilian "Bloodhound" Armstrong has a penchant for adventure. He's backpacked Canada, hitchhiked America, motorbiked Vietnam, and spent a winter in the Alaskan Arctic. In 2018 he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. GRRR!
The morning we drove into Baxter State Park to summit Katahdin, the sky unloaded on us. First with rain, then with hail. Fat chunks of ice drummed
Last summer I embarked on a hike that led me over the hallowed grounds of the Civil War. Stone tablets marking significant sites along my route had
Every time I approach the issue of phone use on the trail I get a little queasy. What happens in my brain is the mental equivalent of a tennis match.
In the days leading up to Hurricane Florence the woods are saturated with an eerie sense of calm. Mist gathers into rain drops on the leaves, a
I first became entranced with the concept of the rite of passage shortly after receiving my Bachelor's degree. The diploma and the
A few weeks back my brother posed a very good question to me: "What do you think about all day?" Having just reached the 1,000-mile marker,
This friendship is a little different. You've hiked more miles together than days you've known each other, pushed through torrential downpours and
The thumb. It's the symbol of human ingenuity and adventure; a digit worth its weight in bus fare. The hitchhiker is an icon as quintessentially
Several minutes into the notch, I slip. My foot slides a few inches down the moss-slick rock before the tread of my shoe catches again, just