Low food, trail miles and bears, oh my!: PA 183 to PA 443

“Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be.” – Dan Gutman The car ride up to our latest Appalachian Trail section hike was an entertaining one. From stopping at a gas station called “Fill’er Up” next to “She’s Got … More Low food, trail miles and bears, oh my!: PA 183 to PA 443

Some Rocky Roads in Quartzylvania – Woodrow Road to Caledonia State Park

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson After an internal debate, I decided that we would head out to do our small section hike last Friday. Charlie and I had been sick, but not so much so that we were unable to do a light backpacking … More Some Rocky Roads in Quartzylvania – Woodrow Road to Caledonia State Park

Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau  I know the calendar year is what most adults consider “a year,” but for me, my years are counted by the academic calendar.  About this time last year I was getting back from Harpers Ferry from my … More Unfinished Business in Connecticut : Backpacking with kids