Despite knowing better, I occasionally make the mistake of completing a strenuous activity and only refueling with junk food. It’s the same story every time: later in the day I crash and realize what I really needed a burger, so–weak with hunger–I force myself either to the kitchen to cook or to Five Guys down the street. After tortuous work on an empty stomach, I finally obtain the object of my desire, eat it, and then sigh as my body yells, ...
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Written on July 26, 2019
I continue to fluctuate emotionally. I’ve been doing small miles this week. Staying below ten miles most days. Today I’ve only walked 3.9 miles. I summited Mount Greylock this morning and just loved it so much that I really wanted to stay, so I got a spot in the bunkroom and I’m going to enjoy the sunset and the sunrise, and then keep moving.
I was feeling mostly fine, but then this morning Burt sent me a picture of Lola lying beside a pile of my clothes at home and I just totally broke down. ...
When choosing between lightweight multi-day backpacks, which is better: a backpack with an internal frame or one with frame stays? It’s a question that confuses many backpackers who want to lighten their backpack weight but want to retain the comfort and load-carrying abilities that an internal frame backpack provides. In many cases, backpacks with frame …
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I don’t know many people that would be willing to fork over more than $2 per protein bar that has less than 300 calories in it. But a lifetime of avoiding nuts while on a vegetarian diet has lead me to some options that I consider to be pretty good.
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I hiked over 2,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018, and I sent my running shorts home after the first 100 miles. I bought a pair of super lightweight joggers and never looked back. Clothing on a long trail is a very personal decision, but here's what I know: Pants are better than shorts for hiking on the PCT, and I'll tell you why.
The Fundy Footpath is an approximately 41 km long trail that runs from Goose River on the western edge of Fundy National Park, New Brunswick to the Big Salmon River Interpretive Center about 20 km outside of St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada.
It has been repeatedly rated as one of North America’s and Canada’s top hikes, and it is a serious undertaking. The trail takes hikers through the longest continuous section of coastal wilderness south of Quebec. ...