Latest Posts

What Will Happen to Philip Werner?

Blogging Naked

On July 5, 2010, I walked into my manager’s office and quit. He never saw it coming. I’d just come back from a 3 week backpacking trip hiking coast-to-coast across Scotland. Going for a long walk helped me realize how unhappy I was …

Read More »

Montbell Stretch Semi-Long Spats (in other words, gaiters)

Shoe-independent gaiters

Montbell’s Stretch Semi-Long Spats are highly breathable soft shell gaiters that keep sticks, stones, and other trail duff from getting inside your shoes or boots during a hike. I never really liked wearing gaiters for three season hiking before I tried these gaiters, …

Read More »

Crossing the East Branch Pemigewasset River

East Branch Pemigewasset River Footbridge

The East Branch Pemigewasset River (the Pemi) is the huge wild river that runs through the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. I spent two days this weekend hiking its length starting at Lincoln Woods all the way up to its headwaters at Stillwater Junction …

Read More »

Heavy Lifting on Mt Liberty

High Capacity Granite Gear Nimbus Trace 70 Backpack on Mt Liberty

What do bowling pins, 15 pound bags of rice and charcoal, cases of beer, TV sets, and water reservoirs have in common? They’re just some of the crazy ass things that hikers load into their packs to train for backpacking trips where …

Read More »