Tales From The Trail & Other Stories

It's OK To Be Bad At Stuff

It's OK To Be Bad At Stuff

June 20, 2019

Actually, I had lost sight of what brought me up to the woods in the first place: the friends, the solitude, the enjoyment of skiing through a quiet forest in winter. Which I was totally missing out on because I couldn’t let go of my expectations. I couldn’t slow down, take my time, focus on each downhill slope, and lean into the occasional crash.

We Should All Be Spending Time Outside

We Should All Be Spending Time Outside

June 20, 2019

Hiking is an easy way to appreciate nature and offer your mind time to reflect, space to appreciate, and you get to experience the warmth of the sun touching your face. You can hear the whistling sound of the wind rushing through the trees and you get attuned to the earth with every step.

How Dare You Accomplish Something

How Dare You Accomplish Something

May 07, 2019

Three months ago, I climbed the Grand Teton as the culmination of my summer job leading outdoor trips for students. The certificate for that feat, signed by our three guides, is currently pinned to my refrigerator. Because I’m proud of it, goddammit. I did a thing!

How to Choose the Right Trekking Poles for Your Hiking Style

How to Choose the Right Trekking Poles for Your Hiking Style

April 17, 2019 4 Comments

The best trekking pole does not come from the expensive brands, but from the brands that combine all the essential elements of a useful, functional and reliable trekking pole. Experienced trekkers and climbers understand that functionality, safety, and comfort come together in finding a reliable trekking pole.


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