After coming home from Asia, I returned to my old stomping grounds in New Hampshire and revisited a job I had not done since the fall of 2014 (as mentioned in A Quick Hut Wrap Up): Appalachian Mountain Club Hut ‘Croo.’ After a few months of unfamiliar landscapes, languages, and foods, it was really nice […]Read more "Why I Love Working in the AMC Huts"
Many times, I hear people use the words “National Parks” and “National Forests” interchangeably. However, National Parks and National Forests are very different in the way they’re managed, who they’re managed by, and what their purpose is. This became even more clear during my trip in the North Cascades, when we backpacked in both National […]Read more "Quick Guide: National Parks vs. National Forests"
Call me Steph Curry, because I’ve been dropping buckets left and right. However, I’m not talking about basketball. What is one supposed to do if they accomplish most of their personal bucket list items before they’re 26 years old? Well, of course there are always more things to accomplish. There are also ways to expand […]Read more "Dropping Buckets: Updates and Reflections from the Last Five Months"
Two weeks off from work, you say? Say no more. With my boss going away and not having work for me to do, and my friend Ross coming into Seattle from North Carolina, it was time to take advantage of the free time. This is what we did: 3 days/2 night of backpacking, Henry M. […]Read more "Getting Around the Pacific Northwest"
Trails. Trails are for people who are less concerned with horsepower, and more concerned with heart, lung, and leg power. Highways and backroads for those who prefer to travel by foot. Trails will get you dirty, then hit you with an unexpected, and maybe unwanted, shower or bath. Hey, at least you’re clean, right? Trails […]Read more "Trails"
To get to Seattle, I drove across the country from Connecticut. I’m certainly no road-tripping expert, but here are my tips from the road on how to have a great time: Food Food is one of the best things about driving across the country. My suggestion is to forget about calories, and try what’s good. […]Read more "Tips for a Successful Roadtrip"
On August 15th, just before camp ended and I went off to work at Zealand Falls Hut, my friend Jeff (who is mentioned in post “Ice is…”) asked me if I wanted to move to Seattle. I told him, “well, I don’t have anything else planned, so yeah.” Now, I’ve moved to Seattle. Okay, well […]Read more "Power Moves: Hiking Hokie goes Pacific Northwest"