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Tubing Mad River

I’ve been wanting to tube all summer so I thought my August OWA event would be perfect for it.  After being above 80° for a week, some rain came in a few days ago and brought today’s temperature down to 65°.  Not great, but it was still sunny half the time, so we went anyway…. Read more »

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Women in Outdoor Media

We Took Fall’s Crunchiest Designer Clothes Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.  The story from GQ kept popping up on my social media channels, and although I’m not a regular GQ reader, I clicked.  I clicked because I like the climbers in it and I like the location they were climbing in.  My initial… Read more »

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Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

Today, the National Park Service turns 100.  Of the currently 59 US National Parks, I think I’ve been to 15.  That’s not counting national monuments, national historic parks, national historic sites, national recreation areas, national memorials, national seashores, etc, etc, etc – just national parks.  Now that I’m actually counting them up, I’m realizing that I haven’t… Read more »

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March for a Clean Energy Revolution: My First Protest

I’ve been spending time in Philadelphia lately.  That puts me in the interesting position of being present for the Democratic National Convention and all of the accompanying protests.  I’d never been to a protest before, but when a local conservation group sent out an email inviting people to the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, I… Read more »

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Three Things I Learned in Wilderness First Aid

It was time for me to get recertified in Wilderness First Aid again so I checked out SOLO‘s schedule and found one happening in Vermont.  In addition to taking the class, I could visit Jenn and get a hike in.  Perfect! This was my first time taking a SOLO class and it was great.  The instructor… Read more »

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Austin Green Spaces

I was recently in Austin, Texas, for a wedding and was able to take a few days to explore the green spaces there, of which there are many.  Luckily, there were also hikers there! AT ’13er / PCT ’15er LostNFound happened to be passing through town when I was arriving and we went out to… Read more »

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Farewell, New Hampshire

My winter in New Hampshire has come to an end. In addition to fabulous hiking nearby, here are some highlights of the area: 1. Did I mention I lived next to a castle? I helped Tarleton Castle get the process started to become an arts nonprofit. Check them out and feel free to donate! 2…. Read more »

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Yurt Living Update

Remember Jenn, who lives in a yurt in Vermont? Of course you do! I’ve been able to stay in the yurt a couple of times this winter and see what it’s like in the frigid season. As a matter of fact, it’s great! With the insulation layer installed, a fire in the woodstove quickly raises… Read more »

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Live Free or Die

I have moved to New Hampshire for the winter! Yes, I went north instead of south. Heat is overrated. Remember Tim and the castle from last winter? I am going to be setting up a website and some other organizational things for the castle, and running marketing and a crowdfunding campaign by the end of… Read more »