Category Archives: backpacking

Back(packing) to Normal

Our friends Dave and Erin booked a backcountry campsite in Rocky Mountain National Park and asked if we wanted to come with them. Sure, why not? We’ve been thinking of expanding our growing camping chops with some easy backpacking of … Continue reading

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Project Overnight

Last year I had what passes for an epiphany. I was exploring a really fantastic alpine valley on the far side of the Continental Divide, off-trail, in a place where probably fewer than a dozen people visit all year (if … Continue reading

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A Much-Needed Spring Break in the Michaux State Forest

March 21-23, 2003 I have been cooped-up indoors through one of the snowiest winters in recent Maryland history and have been slaved to my computer for much of it writing my thesis. Well, the thesis is finally out of my … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Rocksylvania

Lehigh Gap-Delaware Water Gap, PA November 1-2, 2002 Continuing our tradition of marathon, off-season, weekend hikes on the Appalachian Trail, Mike and I met up at the Delaware Water Gap hiker parking lot at 9:45 on a sunny Friday morning. … Continue reading

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New York Appalachian Trail

April 4-10, 2002 <—-SOUTH Section Hike NORTH—-> Once again, Mike and I collaborated on an Appalachian Trail section hike. In December and February, we’d hiked the trail through New Jersey. The days were short, the trail long and our energy … Continue reading

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New Jersey AT, Part II

February 7-9, 2002 Several weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures and a rampant urban claustrophobia lead to their logical conclusion, namely Mike and I meeting up in the middle of the night in rural New York for another gonzo extended-weekend of … Continue reading

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This is New Jersey?!

40 miles of New Jersey Appalachian Trail November 30 – December 2, 2001 New Jersey! Your typical East-Coaster imagines freeways, suburbs of New York and Philly, corrupt politicians, skeevy rest areas, Atlantic City, Jimmy Hoffa and the Meadowlands. It was … Continue reading

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