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Grand Canyon Birthday Trek: A Preview

Hey everybody! I’m back in New Mexico after a truly epic birthday at the Grand Canyon. Spending five days on foot in that place was extraordinary and I will spend the rest of my life searching for worthy words to … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Birthday Trek: Planning & Permits

Every year for the past five years, I have climbed a mountain on my birthday: 25th- Mary’s Peak in Oregon, 26th- Dragon’s Tooth in Virginia, 27th- the Pedernal in New Mexico, 28th- Grand Central Mountain in New Mexico, 29th- Mount … Continue reading

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Ode to Gaiters

Now that New Mexico has a few inches of snow on the ground, I’ve broken out my all time favorite pieces of nerdy hiker gear: gaiters! Gaiters are waterproof coverings for your lower legs that loop under your boots and … 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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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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