Choosing to Stay Home

As I sit here considering all the posts I had planned for this month and beyond - gear reviews, trail reviews, my camper van adventure to the southwest U.S. - those things all seem a bit trite. I know I will get back to them, but for now I'm carefully considering the words I want … Continue reading Choosing to Stay Home

Gear in Review: LEKI Lhasa Lite AS Trekking Poles

Of all the pieces of gear that I've purchased in the last six years, my Leki Lhasa Lite AS Trekking Poles are by far one of the best purchases I ever made. The story of how they came into my hiking life is, like many others, tied to the day I agreed to be an adult leader for my son's Scout trip to Philmont Scout Ranch.

The Hike as Metaphor

One of the things I've written bit about is the role that solo hiking plays in life for me, but I haven't ever really gone deeper on it. It’s personal. Sharing that internal dialog lays bare the internal struggles between doing what feels good and what is right...