Category Archives: Backpacking

The Shakeout: Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Part I

Hi there, readers! Can you believe that October is on the doorstep? I wanted to post this piece two weeks ago, but have been delayed. A nasty stomach virus swept through campus this week, taking down faculty and students. I … Continue reading

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What I Carried: Packing for the Appalachian Trail

I mentioned in my last post that I was working on a more-detailed piece about my backpacking adventures in “The Whites” during July. Once I started writing, it was hard to stop. Rather than try to cram everything into one … Continue reading

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What I’m Up To This Summer

It’s hard to believe July is almost over. As August approaches, I know my days of summer and free time draw to a close. With the couple of weeks I have left before school responsibilities begin, I plan to enjoy … Continue reading

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Overnight Getaway: Backpacking within an hour of Manhattan

All of my life I have enjoyed the outdoors. Whether it was hiking trails in Sequoia National Park with my parents and brother or walking outside with my children or dog, spending time in creation brought (and continues to bring) … Continue reading

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