Jumpers on the Belton Bridge

Ethan looks a lot more excited before he swings his leg over the railing, before there’s nothing but a breeze between him and the river’s surface 20 feet below. At 10 years old, he’s the youngest of his crew—a gang of brothers and maybe cousins (but certainly no parents) out for an evening swim onContinue reading “Jumpers on the Belton Bridge”

Home in 4 Days!!

In case the title of this post was too obscure, I’m going to be home in 4 days!! Based off my past adventures, here are some answers to questions I know I’m gonna get asked. Wait, you were gone? Yeah! I left May 8 and got back (or, at the moment, plan to get back)Continue reading “Home in 4 Days!!”

Cobalt Lake

Today I had the day off, and since I was pretty sure I didn’t work until 2 tomorrow, I thought, “Hey, I’ll go for a hike on the east side of the park, camp there, and then take the Going to the Sun Road back tomorrow.” Luckily I checked my schedule before I left andContinue reading “Cobalt Lake”

To Glacier I go!!

Wednesday I leave for the summer, so I figured I should write a blog post about it instead of clean my car or pack. Here’s a direct transcript of every conversion I’ve had for the last couple weeks: Wow, Glacier?! Where’s that at? Montana, right where the Rocky Mountains meet Canada. How far of aContinue reading “To Glacier I go!!”

Tongariro Northern Circuit: 3 days on Mt Doom

It’s been a while since I posted. To refresh: Before setting out on a 3-day circuit that crosses the shoulder of what is known in Nerd-dom as Mt. Doom, I had high tea at the Chateau Tongariro. It was delicious, made it so I could pack one less meal, and also made me slightly nauseousContinue reading “Tongariro Northern Circuit: 3 days on Mt Doom”

Two Months at Home

In the immortal words of Samwise Gamgee, “Well, I’m back.” I’ve actually been back almost a month, but have been so busy getting used to the fact that YouTube now puts ads at the end of videos (among other tiny changes in the world) that I haven’t gotten around to writing a blog. Also, IContinue reading “Two Months at Home”

Mail drops on the PCT: Putting the Pro in Procrastination

Considering I leave this week for the Pacific Crest Trail, I thought it might be fun to, ya know, figure out what I’m going to be eating on the trip. Here’s the problem: I’m a lousy cook, even in the best of circumstances. Case in point: I once was in charge of making macaroni andContinue reading “Mail drops on the PCT: Putting the Pro in Procrastination”