Steven

I have a wide range of experience in the strangest of fields, including extensive work in historic sites and museums. My writing focuses mainly on shorter trails, recurring series on specialized topics, and atypical gear reviews. Having grown up in the back-country of New England, I prefer cold mountains to hot swamps.

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Atypical Gear Review: Hults Bruk Kisa Axe

Atypical Gear Review: Hults Bruk Kisa Axe

You're at a shelter in the middle of nowhere, and a wind-storm hits, knocking trees across your path. Don't those trees know people are trying to get

Nov 23, 2017 : Steven
Thru Hiking as the modern Pilgrimage

Thru Hiking as the modern Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage Parallels And Thru HikingThere are a lot of parallels between the ancient traditions of pilgrimage and Thru-Hiking, for good reason:

Nov 22, 2017 : Steven
Examining the Thru-Hiker Dropout Rate (Part II)

Examining the Thru-Hiker Dropout Rate (Part II)

Invalid Lists and Sick Call: Forced home by illness Hiking while sick is horrible. I’ve done it, and I don’t look forward to doing it again. I can

Jul 28, 2017 : Steven
Trail Casualties: Examining the Thru-Hiker Dropout Rate (Part I)

Trail Casualties: Examining the Thru-Hiker Dropout Rate (Part I)

It's a known fact that the majority of people who set out to take on a thru-hike won't finish. Despite this, defeat and injury are two important

Jul 19, 2017 : Steven
Your socks are your best friends. Know how to care for and feed them.

Your socks are your best friends. Know how to care for and feed them.

INTRODUCTION: These are the socks you will have if you take care of them. See? They're happy, like your feet!Do you really want to hike without

Apr 29, 2017 : Steven
Alternative Documentation for Hikes: Leave the Camera at home.

Alternative Documentation for Hikes: Leave the Camera at home.

Are you sick of hauling a camera, charger, cables, and cases all amounting to three or more pounds of equipment?  Sick of being anywhere near

Apr 29, 2017 : Steven
UNORTHODOX GEAR REVIEW: DARN TOUGH FRED TUTTLE SOCKS

UNORTHODOX GEAR REVIEW: DARN TOUGH FRED TUTTLE SOCKS

The wine-dark waters of the loud-roaring brook crashed Down the mighty mountain, pride of Vulcan, As mortals strove with time-bound step To the

Apr 29, 2017 : Steven