Adventures in Guide Booking: Part 1

  After finishing the manuscript for Afoot and Afield, I found myself struggling with the gaping hole leftover from no longer having a bunch of field work in front of me. I was glad I had finished the manuscript (there's still plenty of work to be done on it), but I had found that not …

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Trip Report: Maui, Days 1&2

With Day 1 devoted solely to sitting in a flying sardine can soaring halfway across the Maritime Continent, Day 2 on Maui was all about settling in and falling into the island's rhythm. Generally, the mainland moves at about 146 bpms, which is the approximate tempo for Led Zeppelin's "Achilles' Last Stand." Maui's tempo is usually …

April Summary

This April, I spent more time on the trail than I ever have before. I set myself a challenge to hike 175 miles. I do this sort of thing at least once a year. I set some ridiculous goal, which makes me hike either further or more frequently. It's a great way to get myself on …

The Best Hikes in San Diego (That Almost Nobody Ever Hikes)

If you spend any time on social media, you have seen countless list articles highlighting the "BEST HIKES IN (PICK A LOCATION)." They've popped up like mushrooms after rainstorms in the last few years, and it seems like everybody is chipping in. I myself have indulged in writing a few of these articles here, here, and here. They …