10 Reasons to Hike in Nepal

I spent most of the winter of 2014/15 planning on doing a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I upgraded to a lightweight down sleeping bag, I made a countdown to my start date calendar, and I downloaded the Halfmile app. I was looking forward to … [Read more]

Budgeting for Trekking Nepal

Trekking internationally may sound like an expensive endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you get past the initial cost of the plane ticket, Nepal is a fairly cheap place to spend time. I spent 14 weeks total in Nepal, trekking for all but 3 of … [Read more]

Hennessy Hammock Review

This past spring, I ordered a Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite Asym Zip. My job as a ridge runner in Connecticut and Massachusetts has me camping on the trail more nights that not. I previously used an ENO hammock, but I wanted to upgrade to a better … [Read more]

Backpacking with Kids

A few weeks ago, my nephews and mom came to join me on the trail for a week of hiking. My mom already had a hundred or so miles of hiking experience, but this was the first time for the boys (ages 8 and 12). There were times where I could have never … [Read more]