My next hike has the potential to be the longest of my life. Maybe it will be short, who knows. My next hike is the culmination of my entire existence to this point, the culmination of my experiences in the mountains, the places I’ve lived and worked, and my interests and skills. My next hike […]Read more "My Next Hike: From Bluegrass to Maple Syrup"
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"
Statistics prove that those who begin the Appalachian Trail alone have a higher rate of completion. But sometimes two heads are better than one, and this power couple consisting of Nick Luchetti and Donnie Kirk are lining themselves up for success! Attempting the entire Appalachian Trail starting northbound in late February 2017, they’re stoked to […]Read more "Hikers Who Help – Nick Luchetti and Donnie Kirk – People In the Outdoors, February 2017"
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to post much after I wrote about my time in Nepal. After my trek to Everest, I decided to continue my travels throughout other parts of Asia. While they were not hiking specific travels, and there’s not much story to this post, I’d like to share some observations, impressions, and thoughts […]Read more "Asian Explorations"
Day-by-day Breakdown Day 1: Kathmandu Prep Day 2: Drive Kathmandu to Jiri, trek Jiri to near Deurali Day 3: Near Deurali to Sete Day 4: Sete to Junbesi Day 5: Junbesi to Jubing Day 6: Jubing to Lukla Day 7: Lukla to Namche Bazaar Day 8: Rest day Namche Day 9: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche […]Read more "Everest: The Trip and Recreational Impressions"
Traveling internationally ain’t easy. It forces you to juggle a number of variables related to itineraries, transportation, visas, important communications, relationships, etc. Recently, I’ve felt like a bit of a circus act. My initial travel to Nepal and trek into the Himalayas could not have gone smoother. I stepped off the plane on April […]Read more "Travel Woes"
I remember being very young when my dad first told me about Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth. For some reason, in my immature naïveté, I believed this was some secret piece of information kept between me and my father. Little did I know at the time that there had been western surveys of […]Read more "Everest: The Emotions"