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!



November 24, 2013

I’d love to say I’m different, but I think I followed a fairly traditional path.  From team athlete, to triathlete, to road runner, to trail runner – learning more about myself with each step.  And now that the trails have been my cocoon and I’ve emerged a dusty, dehyd...

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