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Lessons Learned from a 99-cent Poncho

On the first hike I ever took west of the Mississippi, a 99-cent poncho saved my life. A few weeks earlier, I had graduated from college, given away everything that wouldn’t fit in my car, and hit the road, heading … Continue reading

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All Seasons: Otis Cove Cabin, Maine

I go for a hike almost every day and cover a lot of the same ground, over and over, in all weather and in all seasons. Exploring new terrain is always exciting, but there is something deeply satisfying about getting … Continue reading

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Flash Flood!

New Mexico is a very dry place. In a good year, the area around the Cerrillos Hills where I live gets about a foot of rain, most of it in the summer months. This has not been a good year: … Continue reading

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Walking Maine Winter

Outside my window, snow is falling in tiny, icy flakes. Everything is white, the ground, the sky, the trees, the road. The plows won’t start until later. Every now and then a big truck passes, its headlights on low beam. … Continue reading

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