When I hear someone say, “Time is like a river.” I sense the analogy is based in an idea that time is linear and so is a river. The more time I spend on earth and on rivers the less I see anything linear about either. I have never encountered …Read the rest
Category: Essays From the Field
The time has come to pack your backpack, hit the trail, and sleep in the dirt. Backpacking is an adventure combining hiking with backcountry camping, so be ready for a deep thigh burn and dirt under your fingernails. Living out of a backpack combined with the lack of conveniences makes …Read the rest
My first thru-hiking experience was the Appalachian Trail in 2011. I was 24, and high on fumes for the first three weeks, consumed by my learning experience. What was this life of shelters and trailside banter? People spoke lingo, calling each other NOBOs (north bound hikers) and discussing plans for …Read the rest
30 miles, one sketchy summit, and the joy of a shared meal while climbing in the Grand Canyon.
As we started down the half icy, half muddy trail that led to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, I knew it would be a trip to remember. We’d missed our sunrise …Read the rest
Highway 395, the scenic road which gives you access to the Eastern Sierra, stretches from Palm Springs to Mount Shasta. This old trade route has now become the land of adventure and camping spots for many reasons. The famous black and white photographer, Ansel Adams, main body of work is