Discovering a sense of home while hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains. Have you ever felt at home somewhere you’ve only been once?Read More Smoky Mountain Homecoming
Even with countless mountain peaks in my rearview, some primal lizard part of my brain will always scream High Places = Potential Doom.Read More Heights, and The Art of Turning Back
My book about thru hiking the Appalachain Trail after my big gay divorce is well underway!Read More Book Update!
Whether you’re a new hiker looking forward to some trails this spring, or you’re planning a long distance hike, I’d love to soften the learning curve by answering your questions.Read More Hiking Season Approaches, Ask Me Anything!
I hope to spark momentum in anyone who feels like an outsider to their ambition. Whatever your personal Katahdin looks like, you deserve to summit it.Read More I’m Writing a Book
I finished my thru hike over a year ago and the trail has yet to stop providing. This weekend, I move to Alaska to house sit for the winter. In many ways, this turn of events feels like a logical, direct extension of the AT.Read More The Trail Provides
I was recently struck by a quote from former Appalachian Trail thru hiker and author Cindy Ross. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” This rings true to my post-hike life. This entry is as much an update as an […]Read More Puzzle Pieces: Returning to Normal Life After the AT