I’ve been awake for about two weeks now. The previous five months were merely a dream. You see, reality comes equipped with these little nuisances, we call “responsibilities”. In the dream, there was only one responsibility: “don’t die”. Over the past five months I have stripped myself of excess. This not only refers to the […]
In the picture above, you are witness to what happens when a ginger head lays unattended for five months. Despite it’s inherent ability to repel women, the beard will remain an indefinite resident of my face. But that’s neither here nor there. Over the past five months, I have done my best to paint you […]
So, just a couple of days ago, August 22nd, 2011, exactly 5 months and 1 day from my start date, I completed my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Good stuff. There will be more reflection and insights on my merging back into your crazy indoor universe in posts to come, but as for right now, […]
Preamble: This post is both long and un-funny. I am taking a momentary lapse from humor to rant about a subject that I have spent much time consumed in the last 150 days or so. Despite what the proceeding post would imply, I still find fart jokes to be tremendously funny. Although I joke about […]
I’ve received a few requests for an updated list of the gear that currently rides on Badger’s back. This post is dedicated to you. And whoever else may derive value out of it. Instead of listing everything that I’m using, I will detail only the differences in gear from my original departure.
I write this from the cement patio floor of a frat house at Dartmouth College. This is completely irrelevant to the proceeding post- but how could I not mention that? You know that uneasy feeling you get when some significant stage in your life is nearing its conclusion? Maybe you’ve experienced this during your senior […]
You should definitely pay attention to this post if you are: 1) Planning on doing any sort of extended backing packing trip in the future, and 2) A sweaty individual You can still pay attention if you are only one or none of these things, but you have less to gain (other than a sense […]
Goodbyes are hard. I bring this up because today is our last installment of Free Stuff Friday. After this weekend’s contest- we must say goodbye to awesome free Hi-Tec gear. But fear not- you still have a chance to win this week, and right now is the only time we will ever have. And this […]
Many of my posts attempt to paint broad strokes of life on the Appalachian Trail. Whether it be the social dynamics, the concept of trail magic, or the personal growth that comes from a few challenging weeks- I have a tendency to try and place all events into a larger, overarching theme. But not every […]
It’s the greatest day in the history of the week. Yes- Free Stuff Friday. I apologize for the lack of sleep you got last night. Santa comes but once a week (for four weeks). This week the awesome Hi-Tec item to be won is the Total Terrain Lace (pictured below).