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Our camping weekend at Algonquin: itchy bodies and soothed souls

Camping is always good for my body and soul. Occasionally, though, along comes a trip so perfect and emotionally satisfying it feels like a dream. Our most recent trip to… 1,246 more words


Colorado Trail! Gear and other pre-hike thoughts

In less than a week I’m setting off on my next adventure: a thru hike of the Colorado Trail! The CT begins just outside of Denver and ends in Durango, arcing 480 trail miles to the southwest. 520 more words

New York: 6 Million Acre Adirondack Park.

The Adirondacks are unlike anywhere I’ve ever hiked. With 6 million acres of protected wilderness there’s seas of mountain views for miles one you reach a summit. 107 more words



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Zion National Park

After checking out Horseshoe Bend, Zion National park was a short two hour drive to Utah. This was a last minute add in, but I couldn’t resist with it being so close! 763 more words


Poetry: Reprieve

Photo credit to Ilyana Kuhling

” You are packing now for the rest of your life..”

                                                      Michael Longley

He yearns to seize the scraggy ridge, 70 more words


Finding Strength on Sawtooth Ridge

This last weekend I encountered my first Class 3 climb, summiting both Bierstadt and Evans via the Sawtooth ridge. It was a long but thrilling adventure, one that spanned 10 hours and pretty much every emotional reaction throughout the day. 1,138 more words