Maximilian "Bloodhound" Armstrong has a penchant for adventure. He's backpacked Canada, hitchhiked America, motorbiked Vietnam, and spent a winter in the Alaskan Arctic. In 2018 he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. GRRR!
Last summer I embarked on a hike that led me over the hallowed grounds of the Civil War. Stone tablets marking significant sites along my route had
Every time I approach the issue of phone use on the trail I get a little queasy. What happens in my brain is the mental equivalent of a tennis match.
In the days leading up to Hurricane Florence the woods are saturated with an eerie sense of calm. Mist gathers into rain drops on the leaves, a
I first became entranced with the concept of the rite of passage shortly after receiving my Bachelor's degree. The diploma and the
A few weeks back my brother posed a very good question to me: "What do you think about all day?" Having just reached the 1,000-mile marker,
This friendship is a little different. You've hiked more miles together than days you've known each other, pushed through torrential downpours and
The thumb. It's the symbol of human ingenuity and adventure; a digit worth its weight in bus fare. The hitchhiker is an icon as quintessentially
Several minutes into the notch, I slip. My foot slides a few inches down the moss-slick rock before the tread of my shoe catches again, just