Amblings and Ramblings in the American West
Monday, March 18, 2019
Redemption on the Ozark Highlands Trail
In March 2012, spring break of my junior year of college, a few friends and I decided to head to the Ozarks of northern Arkansas to do a ...
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Are We Approaching "Peak Route"?
Nobody remembers John O'Sullivan anymore. But we do remember that famous phrase he coined in an 1844 newspaper editorial - " Man...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Water Bottles for Backpacking: An Overview
In the world of outdoor recreation, gear is a hobby unto itself. Almost without exception, the most-read posts on my little blog are the one...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NPS
Especially for backpackers, it's easy to take potshots at the National Park Service - or more accurately, at public lands administe...
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