Misfits

My town got yuppie whitewashed within the last few years and they cleaned up all but two dive bars, so now they don't smell like cheap beer, fried pickles, and piss. A burger costs $15 and the studio apartment I rented back in 2013 for $525, is now $700. But it's still rough. Porsches and … Continue reading Misfits

My Roomate

From Ridge Running the Appalachian Trail, 2015 (revised) When I’m not Ridge Running the Appalachian Trail, I live at the Kellogg Conservation Center in South Egremont, Massachusetts; home to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Appalachian Mountain Club. There's a farmhouse and overgrown gone apple orchard, been there since 1744. It's one of those quintessential New England … Continue reading My Roomate

First Trail Entry Ever

Themes: Pain Food Just-out-of-college idealism Disbelief in one's location Act of kindness (Trail Angel) The many uses and misuses of using Dr. Bronner's soap. It was April 28th, 2009. I was alone at the border, had enough food to make it to Idyllwild, gentle desert breeze, trail quiet, lizards and horned toads, didn't see anyone … Continue reading First Trail Entry Ever