Tag Archives: amy

Sometimes Everything Isn’t Enough

Pikes Peak Ascent, Take 2 OK, so I’m nervous. Certainly not as nervous as last year, but definitely some butterflies. Come on, man! You’ve trained for this thing. You’ve logged more than twice as many miles as last year. Your … Continue reading

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Harvard Ain’t So Hard

Sept 3-Sept 4, 2006 Mark and I go way back. Not exactly dawn-of-time back, but he was working at STScI while I was in grad school at JHU. We met at the climbing wall one night and, subsequently, he introduced … Continue reading

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Afloat in the Bowels of the World

Canoing Stillwater Canyon, Green River, UT June 15-28, 2005 Every summer when I was a lad, my family took long canoe-camping trips. We started when my sister and I were quite young and gradually got more ambitious as we got … 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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Summer on the Appalachian Trail

PenMar to US-30 (southernmost Pennsylvania) July 22-23, 2000 Gettysburg, PA, is an annoying, kitschy town. Well, that isn’t quite fair; it’s more all the tackiness and tourist trap acreage that surrounds this seat of American History. Perhaps had Abe Lincoln … Continue reading

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AT: Harper’s Ferry to VA 7

January 8-9, 2000 The weather was exceptionally mild and I was itching to start the new millennium right. Furthermore, Amy had never been on a real backpacking trip before and was dying to try out her new sleeping bag and … Continue reading

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