February 22, 2014

In this chapter I encounter a bear that changes the game completely.  Thanks for continuing this journey with me!


Chapter 5 - The Bear


(I met a friend named Demian on the trail and we camped together this night.  Sometime in the dark of night we awoke to find a bear tr...

February 12, 2014

In this chapter my 211 mile John Muir Trail journey finally begins!


Chapter 4 – DAY 1

(Happy Isles to Lyell Headwaters ~ 35 miles)


...still in the dark, I broke down and packed my sleeping gear by touch, having already memorized the shapes and textures.  I could hear th...

February 3, 2014

The story continues with an excerpt from Chapter 3 in which I finally get to Yosemite to start my journey!


Chapter 3 – And So It Begins (Excerpt)


“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir


As July wound down, I found my heart beating a little faster.  I wasn’...

January 27, 2014

Here's my third weekly book excerpt.  I'm posting them chronologically (imagine that) so this selection is from Chapter 2.  This is a relatively short chapter as it is mostly logistics, but I tried to make it interesting and relevant.  Enjoy!



January 21, 2014

As promised, here is an excerpt from the first chapter of my book that will be coming out in the Spring (see the previous blog post for an excerpt from the Introduction).  It is a memoir and accounting of my week long adventure through the Sierras along the John Muir T...

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