Outdoors


Yes to more long distance backpacking, on my terms

Yes to more long distance backpacking, on my terms

Damien and I will do more backpacking trips, I'm positive of this. And after this experience I expect to enjoy myself when we go backpacking.

Backpacking as Vacation

Backpacking as Vacation

The question I had been asking myself before this trip was: Do I love this? Is this really something I want to do or do I only do it because Damien loves it?

A return to Long Distance Hiking/Backpacking

A return to Long Distance Hiking/Backpacking

My section hike of the Vermont Long Trail was nothing like our thru-hike. It was exactly what I needed to remember why I fell in love with backpacking to begin with.

After the Appalachian Trail will I ever do long distance backpacking again?

After the Appalachian Trail will I ever do long distance backpacking again?

In the four years since we finished the AT I've done two short backpacking trips. Those were great experiences but I wasn't convinced after either of them that any longer distances were in my future.

High Summer ~ Family, Travel & Outdoors

High Summer ~ Family, Travel & Outdoors

Making new friends and sharing hospitality; music, dancing, and singing; celebrating and participating in creativity; the beauty of the countryside always reminds me that the world is a wonderful place to be.

Holding space for tension

Holding space for tension

For years I tried to organize, manage, erect boundaries, make the best choice, follow the right authority as a means to avoid tension. But you can't avoid the tension of living, you need to hold space for it.

Maine Ski Story

Maine Ski Story

The story of a two-day trip to a cabin in Maine, skiing the Maine Huts & Trails system, enjoying our friend's cabin rental.