100 Peaks #4: Mt. Margaret

Content Warning: Suicide Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn, Or the Fourth of July? We’re all gonna die Sufjan Stevens: "Fourth of July" Several years ago, I closed my hand in a heavy door and tiny-fractured some of my fingers. When it happened, my hand turned black and I couldn't feel... Continue Reading →

About Maintenance

I've always hated the word and concept of "training." Maybe it's a particular personality quirk or maybe it's pointless semantics, but I do a lot of things that other people would consider training for their own sake. They have the side benefit of keeping me in shape, I guess, but it's hard for me to... Continue Reading →

Walks to Befriend Your City

This photo is in San Francisco! I see other cities sometimes! If you've ever wanted to walk around your city to explore it but can't figure out how, here's a handy guide to the things I do when I walk around, which I sure do a lot! So I'm basically an expert. Here's some expert... Continue Reading →

Seattle to Anacortes

Day 0 Before I left work I stopped at the free table, where there was even more food than normal because of Thanksgiving. I grabbed a bag of grapes and some carrots and a large loaf of rosemary bread for my journey. I walked toward the shore, adjusting my backpack and trying to figure out... Continue Reading →

In Defense of Walking Very Slowly

To see my essay about hiking very fast instead of very slowly, click here. Things that have happened when I walked slowly or without any ambitious goal in mind:  When Wade and I went to a small park in Washington we didn't know anything about, we explored the network of short trails without a plan. ... Continue Reading →

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