Burrata Pizza

I recently took a love language test, but I’m skeptical of the results. My score read something other than Burrata Pizza. If you haven’t tried burrata cheese yet, it’s sure to be your sweet siren song too. It’s rich, creamy, and if you can stop yourself from inhaling the entire ball for long enough to […]

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Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt Review

The Hammock Gear Economy Burrow Quilt (“Econ Burrow”) is a fantastic value for a high-quality top quilt and perfectly suited as a hammock top quilt for the backpacker who doesn’t mind a few extra ounces in exchange for a much lower price. The Econ Burrow works on the ground, too, although it takes a while …

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DIY Tyvek Tent Footprint

DIY gear has so many great advantages. It cheaper, often lighter, and you can customize it just for you, just to name a few. It can be a little intimidating at first but you just have to get in there and give it a try. 
My latest piece of DIY gear is actually an improvement on a piece of gear I already had. A Tyvek (this is that waterproof wrap they put on houses) footprint for my Coleman Max 2 person tent. ...

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Getting Back in Touch

The Unknown
On an early October night in 2008, I got out of my car at the Elkridge wayside in Shenandoah National Park. I had jumped into my car after coaching cross-country practice in Manassas, Virginia, and made my way to SNP as soon as the last kid was on their way home. I had just moved to Virginia and had taken my first job as a middle school science teacher and cross-country coach 1,200 miles away from where I had gone to college. ...

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The Best Fall Hiking Gear to Take Into the Backcountry

If you ask us, fall will always rank supreme as far as hiking’s concerned. On dry mornings, brisk mountain air carries the scent of sap and campfires. On wet days, you get the musk of decaying leafs and damp earth. The wind can be biting and the sun can be beating down. It’s invigorating and […]

Five Decades of Learning to Walk

I have always been the epitome of grace and coordination, as long as that epitome is lying face down on the trail with a twisted ankle and skinned knees. Also, my wrist hurts.
My walking experience began as an infant, as I expect most do, and I’ve been working on it ever since. I quickly progressed from crawling to walking to falling to falling while walking to falling off bicycles and ladders and horses and mountains, ...

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Road to the Appalachian Trail: Arches National Park

On the Move
Hi guys! I’m currently traveling and hiking a lot. I am trying to share my journey to the best of my ability, but it’s surprisingly hard when you’re on the road.
I don’t share each and every hike, because holy moly, that would be A LOT! The Appalachian Trail is still a top priority, and we are 100% headed to Maine in June, but here is a current adventure.
Delicate Arch
Arches National Park is pretty sick! ...

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Appalachian Trail State Profile: Connecticut

Connecticut is among the shortest sections of the Appalachian Trail. It stretches just 50.1 miles from Hoyt Road on the New York border (mile 1,457.6) to Bear Mountain at the Massachusetts state line (1,507.7). Don’t let its size fool you, though: from tough, rocky scrambles to meandering river walks, the Constitution State offers up stunning diversity, beautiful scenery, and challenging terrain throughout.

Connecticut may feel a lot like New York, but it’s technically the gateway to New England and thus to an entirely new geographic region of the country. ...

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