Category: Thought of the Day

The thought that has been rattling around in my head all day.

Crossing Over

Key West to Canada….Those words had been ringing through my mind for the last 323 days and 4017 miles. When I crossed beside a granite pillar, they became a reality. However, before that step, I had a hundred or so…

Out of the Wilderness

Throughout the entirety of Maine, I didn’t run into one person on the trail. It may sound lonely, but it’s actually a rare treat to be able to have these remote but heavily used areas all to yourself. The 100…

Mahoosuc Notch

The AT is a rough trail. At times it is nothing more than a game path traveled and kept packed by humans traversing the mountains. As you travel further north, the frequency at which you say “What the HELL?” tends…

Mt. Washington

The White Mountains in New Hampshire are nothing short of epic. It seems as if every hardship along the trail is preparation for their rugged terrain and high peaks. It’s preparation so that a hiker might enjoy the endless views…

Cold as Ice

You’re as cold as ice, you’re willing to sacrifice our love…oh AT…I love you, but why do you have to be so cold? Oh snap, cold snap! Those were the words that ran through my head as the biting cold…

Massachusetts Hospitality

Most people don’t think of Massachusetts as an incredibly hospitable place. Boston…yankees….I don’t even know what the proper denomyn is…it’s Masshole right? All FALSE. Massachusites (had to look it up) have institutionalized hospitality. Here’s the story of my trek through Mass: Night 1:…

Dia del Absurdo

To begin, it’s strange to see anyone hiking in Vermont this time of year. Hiking for the day is pretty common among Vermonters, however overnight camping in the woods is pretty much done by this time in the season. It’s…

The Thru Hiker Mindset

I’d like to try to explain a small portion of the mindset you get into as a long distance hiker. Sometimes what we do or how we act is counter-intuitive, quirky, or downright insane. What kind of person hikes for…

It Gets Better

Part of life consists of going through some crap just so you better appreciate the good. The other days was a watershed. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m rather cynical, which also means I get really excited when awesome things…