3 Learning Lessons from 2011

Holy Moldy Mayo, Batman! 2011 has been a monumental year for Mr. Zach Davis; this is a simple fact. It all started with a post.  January 2011 I was suffering from a fairly severe case of life dissatisfaction.  As is a common scenario amongst the employed population, I was at odds with my boss.  So- […]

Santa Claus vs. Derrick Rose

Merry Christmas and happy holidays* *I’m legally required to say this

Lyme Disease on the Appalachian Trail

The follow excerpt is taken from Appalachian Trials: a psychological and emotional guide to thru-hiking the Appalchain Trail.  If you’re thinking of hiking the AT, I’ll go as far as to say, it’s a must read. Deer Ticks are assholes. I went into the Appalachian Trail with my share of premonitions. Most, turned out to […]

On Trial: Technology on the Appalachian Trail

I recently received the following e-mail: “Hi, Zach Considering that you had your iphone with you the whole time, I was wondering if you’d given any thought to how truly disconnected you were?  Or to how truly connected you were to nature/outdoors/the AT because you were listening to music and audiobooks while hiking?  I’m not […]

Appalachian Trail Nutrition Guide: 7 Tips to Avoiding Post-Trail Weight Gain

[Editors note: Although this post is geared toward those who plan on hiking the AT or who have recently finished, the truth is, this information is applicable to anyone looking to lose a couple of pounds. This is sound nutritional advice from someone who knows what they are talking about (clearly not a reference to […]

The End of an Era

10.11.11 will go down in infamy…. …or will it? Become part of the Badger Book e-mail brigade to stay ahead of the curve and get these videos first.

[Guest Post] Reunited and it Feels So Good

[editor's note] I am hesitant to post the following essay from good friend Jack Borgo only because I hate to be the second best writer on my own website. I spent the previous weekend in my old stomping grounds, Madison, WI, to watch my football team disembowel the #8 team in the country, and more […]

Filling in the Gaps: Badger’s Appalachian Trail Omissions (part 2)

In the first edition of Filling in the Gaps, you learned how Google took a big dump on my heart. In this edition, you will learn how a mosquito took a big dump inside my head. For those who have followed along closely with Badger’s journey up the Appalachian Trail, you already know that I […]

Filling in the gaps: Badger’s Appalachian Trail Omissions (part 1)

For those who’ve followed my Appalachian Trail journey from the beginning, you may have noticed a couple of gaps in the story.  This has been confirmed by many of the questions I’ve received via Facebook and e-mail. As I’m currently in the process of writing a pretty kick ass Appalachian Trail book for you all […]

Post Appalachian Trail Depression: Advice from Miss Janet

It was July, 24 2011, a group of 20+ hikers huddled around a large picnic table in the backyard of the Happy Hiker’s Hostel in Glencliff, New Hampshire.  The night’s menu offered home-cooked meatloaf, grilled corn on the cob, mayonnaise-rich pasta salad, coleslaw, homemade buns lathered in liberal amounts of butter, and of course Miller […]

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