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Stuck in the Mud

Stuck in the Mud

Lola was crippled and wasn’t going anywhere. I looked her over, wondering how to get her out of the woods. It was 5:25pm and the sun was setting, the winds were picking up, and the temperature was dropping. The situation didn’t look good: I would need to abandon Lola and begin walking the 15 miles […]

Tiny Landscapes Underfoot

When I was a kid living in Minnesota, my hobbies included the coolest of things: collecting stamps, rock hunting and perfecting my sarcasm. (As you can see, I’ve completed the latter.) What I loved about stamps and rocks is that both required an attention to detail. I would spend many hours studying the details of […]

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

This was posted on my other website, 100hikes.com, on October 4, 2012. — Along with my big hiking goal, I’ve got a few artistic goals as well. One of them is to create the hike’s number using material found on the hike. I got this idea while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011. When […]

The Best Photos of 2010

The Best Photos of 2010

2010 was an epic year of hiking! It seems a long time ago that I was only hiking about 2-3 times a year, but last year my feet brought me over 500 trail miles on over 90 trails. In January, after a week break from hiking, I ventured out to the Mojave National Preserve with […]

Reflections on 2010

Reflections on 2010

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Today is a day we spend time reminiscing about the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead of us. I’ve got a lot to reminisce about. You might recall that this site was launched with three ambitious personal goals I hoped to achieve by the end of […]

The Year in Photos

The Year in Photos

2009 was a very good year for me.  My eyes have seen some spectacular places this planet has to offer.  By April, I had made seven visits to different areas of the Mojave Desert. In May, I had a crazy idea to hike 100 times before the year was out, setting me on a path […]

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