Reconnections

Many moons ago, I started this blog to record adventures I had begun taking on my quest to hike 1,000 miles in a calendar year. Since 2012, I've hiked over 7,000 miles, but I stopped recording adventures - at least in any personal sense - when I began writing for Modern Hiker. The sort of …

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Adventures in Guide Booking, Part 2: Maps

At some point, every one of us runs headlong into some kind of obstacle that we assume is insurmountable. Perhaps it's a lack of money, a physical handicap, a time constraint, or a lack of ability. Whatever the case, this obstacle can stop us cold and discourage us into taking a hard right turn toward …

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 …