Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Home Sweet Homewood

After a month away, on the road and housesitting a place in Vermont, it’s nice to come back to a place I know: Homewood, Virginia, population 9: 5 dogs, 4 people, including me and the boys. I’ve only spent two … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s: A Pilgrimage

Back in September, when the Astronaut of the Grand Canyon emailed me to ask if I’d be interested in housesitting his place in Vermont for three weeks in November, I was immediately interested. But when he told me it was … Continue reading

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Xmas 2012: Photos For Friends

I’ve had a long standing policy against buying friends and family things for Christmas. Most people already have more than enough stuff. I’d rather make a point to share experiences during the year and then send them photographs for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Hiking In Hunting Season

Just a reminder: gun season is starting! If you’re outside, make sure you’re wearing blaze orange! Be safe, be seen! Fall is my favorite hiking season, with one major drawback: it’s also hunting season. I don’t have a problem sharing … 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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Babes in the Woods: Shenandoah, Virginia

Last time I saw my friend Amy, we got purposely lost off trail in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park,¬†climbed JT’s epic boulders until our fingers bled, slept out under the stars and woke up to one of the most … Continue reading

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The (Not So) Wild Ponies of Virginia’s Grayson Highlands

Four years ago in mid-October, I spent a memorable weekend camping on Assateague Island with a group of friends whom had all met at Wyman Dell, the best dog park in Baltimore. The Assateague trip was my sendoff: I had … Continue reading

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Hiking the AT: Glorious Grayson Highlands!

You know what I love most about the Appalachian Trail? That I can pick a section I don’t know anything about purely on the basis of convenience and have it turn out to be as glorious as the section we … Continue reading

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Packing for Backpacking: Southern Virginia!

This weekend I’m going backpacking in southern Virginia! I had backpacking plans the past two weekends, but I canceled both trips¬†to be with my family. This weekend I’ll be making up for lost trail time (I’m still trying to hit … Continue reading

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