Monthly Archives: November 2012

My Fifth Great Lake!

When I was in high school, a guidance counselor encouraged me to make a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in my life. Things quickly got out of hand. Travel to every country in the world! Visit … Continue reading

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Falling For Niagara

Visiting Niagara Falls for the first time was kind of like my first trip to the Grand Canyon: I knew it was going to be awesome – I had seen tons of photos and heard great things –but I didn’t … Continue reading

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See As Many Sunrises As Possible…

Some Rules of the Roadtrip are easier to uphold than others. Always take the scenic route? No problem. Take a walk everyday? Yes please! See as many sunrises as possible? Ugh. I am a morning person, but I’m also solar … Continue reading

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Hiking To the Ends of the Earth

Last February, for my 30th birthday, I spent five days hiking in the Grand Canyon. Everything about the Grand Canyon is awesome, in the true sense of that overused word. Any one formation, any one side canyon, could be an … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: PA to VT!

Road tripping doesn’t always mean lighting out for a distant coast. Regional road trips never get as much credit as they should. This week, I’m driving from Pennsylvania to Vermont. Sure, I could drive straight to Vermont in a day, but … Continue reading

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Urban Exploring on Election Day: Philadelphia!

Today, I came in from the cold just long enough to vote – for the environment, for public lands, for human rights – and now I’m going right back to the woods. The night of the last presidential election, I … Continue reading

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May Your Boulders Be Your Blessings

Every time I go for a hike, I leave a note on my dashboard that says where I’m going and when I plan to be back, along with my initials and my cell phone number. I keep a notepad in … Continue reading

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An Invite to Vermont from the Astronaut of the Grand Canyon

Every year for the past five years, I have climbed a mountain on my birthday. This past year, for my 30th, I tackled the inverted mountain that is the Grand Canyon. I arrived at the bottom, on the shores of … Continue reading

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A Jackpot Day at McAfee Knob

In my travels, I cover a lot of new ground. Just recently, I threw a dart at a map of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and landed in a gorgeous never-before-seen section, replete with wide open vistas and wild ponies. … Continue reading

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