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  • Cocodona Revisited

    Cocodona Revisited

    I ran Cocodona 250 last year with little idea what I was getting into. It was my third ultramarathon and much longer than my previous two. But, I had massive volume in...

  • Embracing A Minimalist Lifestyle

    Embracing A Minimalist Lifestyle

    How living on the road shaped my take on sustainability By Annie Seekins   A few years ago my partner and I purchased a used cargo van to build out...

  • Do Not Go Outside to Cry

    Do Not Go Outside to Cry

    I see it being used all around me to describe women, often by other women: badass. I have always considered it to have a good connotation, as it implies confidence...

  • Traveling With Less

    Traveling With Less

    A fundamental principle in the world of ultralight backpacking is to carry multipurpose items in order to reduce the weight in your pack—which matters a lot when you’re carrying everything...

  • The Rise of Thru-Hiking

    The Rise of Thru-Hiking

    In the last decade, thru-hiking has seen tremendous growth. People are recreating outdoors more than ever, but why? Did it start with the release of Wild? Or maybe the rise of...

  • Appalachian Renewal, Delayed Harvest Style

    Appalachian Renewal, Delayed Harvest Style

    Those first few days on the water were unrelenting, not the least for the face-chapping conditions but also for my skill set, which had sat as motionless as my waders...

  • Fear is Quiet. Anxiety is Loud.

    Fear is Quiet. Anxiety is Loud.

    The countdown for my next adventure began long ago, but now my start date is within reach. My last weeks of work are ticking by and every time I see...

  • What a Failed Thru-Hike Taught Me

    What a Failed Thru-Hike Taught Me

    Rocks crunched under the tires of my SUV as we rolled into the small dirt parking lot at the end of the appropriately named Journey's End Road in Jay, Vermont....