On the Appalachian Trail in Virginia | Part 1

On the Appalachian Trail in Virginia | Part 1

¬† Over the last two or three years, I’ve spent a lot of time on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and a cup of coffee in Massachusetts but never Virginia, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because of...
What the heck do you eat on the trail?

What the heck do you eat on the trail?

Hi friends, Over the next month or so I have some backpacking trips planned. I’d call them significant trips because they are at least 25 miles or more, and none of them are local. Yeah, I plan to do a bit of traveling. That brings me to something every...
I kissed Bigfoot

I kissed Bigfoot

Hey gang, Well, I’m back from another hike, this one on the Cliff Trail in Milford. It’s a great Poconos hike and just about an hour from Scranton. This one was especially cool because it’s what we call in the newsroom “The Pike Hike.” I...
OK, we can talk gear … a little

OK, we can talk gear … a little

Hi guys, Let’s start with a little confession. I’m a recovering gear addict. I had it bad. Real bad. I know there are others like me. I feel for you. I know what a bender at REI looks like. I know how you feel about cuben fiber and 900 weight down. Just...