To me, long distance hiking is a solo endeavor, a chance to get in touch with myself, and enjoy the solitude and wonder of nature as an active spectator. There are many who enjoy travelling in a Trail Family; some […more]
(with apologies to Melville) I recently picked up Moby Dick again and was immediately struck by the opening lines. With some modifications, here they are: Call me Smokebeard. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my […more]
The peppy, up-tempo highlight reel from my Long Trail 2019 trip. And the slower, slightly more lyric reel.
Sep 18 – Day 12 Into and out of Waitsfield, with a long stopover at Three Mountain Coffee. After dillydallying as long as i could, I started walking to theedge of town where the road made an obvious split north. […more]