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.
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
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
Tall Tales of Vermont’s Long Trail: The Variegated Vermont Vampire Cow. The first time I heard this story was at Tinmouth Pond, Vermont.
Tall Tales and Society: The Social Role of Stories and oral traditions. Now that we’ve seen not only heal the scars of trauma from all walks of
Tall Tales of the PCT: The Legend of the BearCat. The BearCat is certainly a tall tale. You can read the story
Origins of the Tall Tale Tradition. The elements of a Tall Tale are exaggeration and a huge scale, normally told in good nature. These short stories
Hello all, It seems we're supposed to introduce ourselves to the general audience, so as you read of our quests, you actually know something about
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
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
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