Firefly: Adventures of an accidental firefighter
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Goodbye, work friends
We spent many hours together, up to 16 at a time, sometimes for 14 or 21 days straight. That's enough time to get to know a person. You...
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
I struggled along on a trail run. Glaciers were probably moving faster. It felt hotter than the mid 70s in the woods. Still, as I collapsed ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
What does home mean to you? Is it a place, a person, or where you grew up? The sense of home has always been problematic to me. I was a seas...
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
i'm a guidebook
The four young men approached hesitantly as I unloaded my bike from the truck. They looked a little out of place in a national park, dresse...
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
I valiantly pedaled my cruiser bike up a hill. Behind me, some little kids on bikes were threatening to catch up. I'm not really a biker...
Monday, April 26, 2021
I've been vaccinated for about a month now, so I've been out on the town, hugging strangers and...just kidding! I didn't do tha...
Monday, April 19, 2021
There is a trail that is only known to a few locals, although more people are discovering it. When D. showed it to me last year, it was fai...
Monday, April 12, 2021
Hiking in the time of corona
A little over a year ago, I stopped trusting some of my friends, and they probably stopped trusting me. Being a first responder, I didn'...
Saturday, April 3, 2021
(more) dumb stuff I've done in the woods
Just when you thought it was safe to go in the woods, here I am again, doing more dumb stuff! Actually, you're pretty safe: most of the...
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Dumb stuff I've done in the woods
People often ask my advice about hiking trails. They want to know where they should go, what the conditions are, what they should take. I m...
View web version