Monthly Archives: May 2016

Hitting the trail on Canada’s east coast – The Boston Globe

I’m planning to thru-hike this trail next August.  I have visited Newfoundland about a half-dozen times in the days when I used to enjoy long distance motorcycling.  There are so many biting insects there that we often celebrated riding in … Continue reading

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 Our Top 10 Comments of the Week – The New York Times

5. It’s poetic and “empowering” and the stuff of memes to “leave the trail and make your own way,” but in real life, leaving the trail ends up on people lost, people walking into the wrong neighborhood, people taking the … Continue reading

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Mental Prep for Hiking

I have been reading hiker journals lately, including my own. While reading from the Stoic literature, I came upon this quote, from ancient Greece, that captures the essence of my years of hiking and research. Substitute hike for life and … Continue reading

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Rodale Press- reblog from PMags.com

An overview of a seminal two-volume set about the early years of the Appalachian Trail. A compendium of some of the first 46 people to travel this storied path. Source: Hiking the Appalachian Trail – Rodale Press | PMags.com   … Continue reading

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Fitness Goals Help !

I’m a sucker for fitness goals. My most recent string began in 2013, when I latched onto Strava. Keeping track of miles became easier more meaningful, for myself, but as well as others, through Strava’s ability to link to our friends’ … Continue reading

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