Tag: Massachusetts

Wordless Wednesday: Massachusetts

Photographs from the Bay State on the Appalachian Trail

Five Addresses in Eight Months, Part One

It’s funny which days are etched forever in our minds. One year ago today, I was enduring my second ambulance ride in as many weeks. A year before that, after having one of those life-changing, put-in-it-the-memoir family crises, I was living with 26 other people in a bunkroom in a

Healing the Barrington Crater

My worst injury on the Appalachian Trail happened when I fell on a road. Yes, you read that correctly.  I’d walked 1500 miles, arrived in Massachusetts, climbed up the relatively impressive Everett and Race, descended to a road, took one step on it, and fell to the ground. Trigger warning: 

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

Blueberry Pancakes at Upper Goose Pond

Most of the time, the Appalachian Trail doesn’t feel clique-ish.  Most of the time.  Unfortunately, thru-hikers and section-hikers tend to walk with “their own kind,” in the words of Cera from The Land Before Time, and NOBOs (northbounders) and SOBOs (southbounders) tend not to think highly of each other. Doctor

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