March 31, 2019
By the end of February I was feeling a whole lotta cranky. And then it came to me, while I was out in the woods for Laurent's birthday. I needed a solo backcountry ski trip in March.
October 5, 2018
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.
October 4, 2018
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?
October 2, 2018
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.
September 28, 2018
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.
May 13, 2016
We live in a fallen world, not a fairy tale. The potential for great evil resides in every one of us. I am increasingly aware of this the older I get. Every chance we take carries a risk, the possibility of loss.
February 3, 2014
This inaugural winter backpacking trip was a game-changer for our family.