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The Art of Living: Epiphany and Transformation on the Trail

Ned Tibbits is the founder and director of Mountain Education, a non-profit dedicated to the education of “wilderness users in the skills and understanding needed for safe and enjoyable backpacking”. Their website is www.mountaineducation.org.  Since Mountain Education is one of the few, “PCT-centric” wilderness schools out there, they follow how ...

Garfield’s approach to life stands in stark contrast to most of…

Garfield’s approach to life stands in stark contrast to most of us who love the long trail.  My passion for the outdoors and walking has been eloquently captured in Robert Frost’s poem, “The Wood Pile”,

           Out walking in the frozen swamp one gray day,

           I paused and said, “I will ...

Just when it seemed that Oregon and Washington might be spared…

Just when it seemed that Oregon and Washington might be spared the devastating fires that have impacted much of California, the Lionshead Fire erupted and as of yesterday had burned almost 16,000 acres. This lightning-caused fire is burning some of the extensive forests on the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs ...