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

While on the Great Divide Trail 

In valleys, over passes, and through forests of the Canadian Rockies I followed big paw tracks, and big paw tracks that overlapped, grizzles, and I stepped over their large piles of shit, sometimes still warm.  It's at once perverse and invigorating when you're alone next to a large pile of steamy bear shit. You've spent … Continue reading While on the Great Divide Trail