Taylor

Hello there! I'm Taylor. I've been a zookeeper, a dolphin trainer, an English teacher. Sometimes I'm a writer, a poet, an adventurer, a hiker. I like to push limits and face my fears. I love doing things people tell me I can't. I love to take my dog, Dobby, along with me. We have just successfully completed thru-hiking the Long Trail and are trying to remember to shower every day.

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Making Friends on the Trail: Long Trail Day 7

Making Friends on the Trail: Long Trail Day 7

Unfortunately, day seven begins with me locking both Dobby and myself out of our hotel room when I take him for a walk. The door locks automatically

Nov 14, 2018 : Taylor
Eating Your Weight in Food and Other Zero Day Activities

Eating Your Weight in Food and Other Zero Day Activities

To see my previous post about the Long Trail click here. My Killington resupply box. Store-bought purchases in Killington. 5.

Nov 14, 2018 : Taylor
A Trail of Magic: Day Five on the Long Trail

A Trail of Magic: Day Five on the Long Trail

It's a town day! My first thought when I wake up. Followed quickly by less than four miles and I will be back in civilization. Four miles is

Nov 8, 2018 : Taylor
Butternut, Laraway, and Maple Syrup: Day Four on the Long Trail

Butternut, Laraway, and Maple Syrup: Day Four on the Long Trail

We wake up at 7 a.m., cursing myself for not waking up to my 6 a.m. alarm. I want to get an early start today since we have almost fifteen miles to

Nov 7, 2018 : Taylor
Washed Out in Devil’s Gulch: Long Trail Day Three

Washed Out in Devil’s Gulch: Long Trail Day Three

I wake up to the sound of rain on the tin roof of the lodge. A lot of rain. Normally this would have been a welcome sound, the sound that

Nov 7, 2018 : Taylor
What Starts Well Doesn’t End Well: Long Trail Day Two

What Starts Well Doesn’t End Well: Long Trail Day Two

Hello, sun. I wake up in Jay Camp to the lightening sky outside, surrounded by the men I met the night before. My sleep was light mostly due to

Nov 6, 2018 : Taylor
Welcome to Vermud: Our First Day on the Long Trail

Welcome to Vermud: Our First Day on the Long Trail

Dobby and I set off from the Northern Terminus intent on the Laura Woodard Shelter about eight miles away. I had read that one of the mistakes

Nov 2, 2018 : Taylor
I Open at the Close: Long Trail Day 0

I Open at the Close: Long Trail Day 0

9/28 On Friday, September 28, I load Dobby in my car after work and drive through the night to reach my brother's apartment in New York at 7 a.m. on

Oct 18, 2018 : Taylor
Lost on the Long Trail: What’s in the Box

Lost on the Long Trail: What’s in the Box

Don't worry, it's not Gwyneth Paltrow's head. It's my resupply! I mentioned in my first post that I decided to send myself resupply boxes instead

Oct 18, 2018 : Taylor
Finding Lost on the Long Trail

Finding Lost on the Long Trail

Hello, Trek blogger world. My name is Taylor and I will be your conductor on this literary train ride through the Vermont wilderness on the

Oct 17, 2018 : Taylor