A quick overnight camping trip to the Spanish Peaks with someone.
The origins of the phrase “Embrace the Brutality” for the CDT.
A backpacking weekend in the Eagles Nest Wilderness just outside of Silverthorne and Vail, Colorado.
A review of Stumbling Thru and Stumbling Thru Part II by A. Digger Stolz On a silly little podcast I help co-host, an author pitched us and suggested we review his book. It was a book about an Appalachian Read More …
A look at the concept known as trail magic and the controversy around it. Trail Magic is the term used to describe the wonderful, unexpected things that happen to thru-hikers during their hike. – The Thru-Hiker’s Hand Book, 1998 edition. Read More …
The joy of the simple pleasures.
A look at a cool collection of older, but very serviceable, outdoor gear.
A trip in the northern Colorado mountains. Ridge walks, alpine lakes, wildflowers and other off-trail delights.
The Trail Show #26 featuring the Pinhoti Trail.
A backpacking trip in the intimate Buffalo Peaks wilderness with someone.
With the hype over Wild, here’s a look at my favorite thru-hiking memoir: On the Beaten Path.
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A classic backpacking loop with an off-trail twist.
After my San Juans jaunt, I decided to take advantage of my location and see something I’ve been wanting to see for a while: Chimney Rock National Monument. Located at the northern and eastern-most part of what is called Read More …