Tag: friends

The Boulder Field

No one wishes for fewer perfect hiking days; banner days with bright blue skies, mild temperatures, well-groomed trail, and incomparable views are savored both in the moment and for years to come. However, it’s often the less-than-perfect days, the days filled with “Type II fun,” that we think about first

Happy Valentine’s Day!

On Being Spontaneous, Part Three

Over the last couple Thursdays, I’ve recounted the beginning of a hitchhiking voyage across New England.  By being willing to change our plans and experience whatever came our way, my partner and I ended up at a commune in eastern Massachusetts before we resumed our northward journey. Before setting out

The Captain’s Party

The transmission of information along the Appalachian Trail is fascinating, a topic worthy of a sociology student’s research project.  Most of the time, information is passed along in the shelter registers or through word-of-mouth by exceptionally fast or slow hikers.  And, then, sometimes, news is conveyed by flyers and signs

Bemis Road Hostel

As I’ve written before, I appreciate single-serving friends.  Even greater is my appreciation of single-serving friends who become long-term friends.  Such is the case with several people I met at a shelter in Maine last year. I was out in the woods on a section hike on the Appalachian Trail

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