WTF (Willey, Tom, Field)

Let’s get one thing straight. Winter hiking sucks. Whoever says any different is a liar. Sure, the quiet solitude that winter provides is awesome. But at what cost? Everything is cold. Everything is slippery, no matter how sharp your crampons. Everything gets wet because snow is actually just water apparently. Camera equipment is constantly in…

Retroactive Katahdin Post and A Free Lesson on Pamola!

First off, let me say, that if you’re physically able and you haven’t yet climbed up Mount Katahdin, then it’s fair to say you don’t know nothin’ about anything. Mount Katahdin is everything there is to know about Maine, mountain climbing, yourself, everything. If I had one climb to convince someone to get into hiking…

Icy Ridges and Awesome Views on Mount Cutler

Hopefully, you’ll excuse my long absence from blog-writing. Between the end of the semester, traveling to Guatemala, and a new relationship, it’s been hard to find time to sneak away for a hike as I try to sort out stuff in this new post-baseball life of mine. I’m committing in this New Year to write…

The Mountain of the People of Maine

A lot of the time when I go off onto an adventure, wherever it may be, the toughest part is describing it. I’ve talked about this before in other posts, so I won’t get into all that again. However, I will say that there is absolutely no better example of this than Katahdin.

The Pemi Loop

“Who has not felt the urge to throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence.” -John Muir I sent a text to my good friend Zach on Monday night to discuss possibly going on a big hike sometime this summer. By Friday night,…