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A Thru-Hiker Looks At 20

It’s been 20 years since I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail.  There’s no doubt, it was a different Trail back then – fewer thru-hikers, no cell phones, and no websites to research the A.T. prior to heading out.  Thru-hikers today are better informed, better connected, and significantly better prepared than when I hiked in 1994.  That […]

Walk In The Woods premieres to mixed reviews

Walk In The Woods premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week to mixed reviews.  Here's a sampling… The Guardian “Plenty of silly little incidents ensue along the way, with lots of jokes about advancing years. Most of these episodes are far too low-stakes to carry a movie and the bigger picture, about two men past their prime […]

Prevention Magazine interviewed me earlier in the year ….

Prevention Magazine interviewed me earlier in the year for an article titled “7 Tips For Safer Hiking With Your Dog“.  I believe it appeared in the August 2014 issue, but here’s an excerpt from the online version: “When Steve Goodrich’s 3-year-old dog, Boone, sees him get out the backpack, the black Lab leaps for joy. “He goes crazy,” […]

100% Chance Of Rain? Backpacking To Plum Orchard Shelter

The weatherman said there was a 100% chance of rain today, and he was 100% right!  It rained all morning, and all afternoon.  I confess that  I'm still not sure how I was talked in to this trip, or how we got away with it at all.  Despite the gloomy weather (and our ventures in […]

Swedish adventure atheletes were supported and saved by a stray dog in Equador

  Here’s a great story of how a group of Swedish adventure atheletes were supported and saved by a stray dog in Equador.  Click here for the link at  NPR    

Relying Too Much On Technology On The Trail

Here's an interesting article about over reliance on technology on the Trail.  From Glacier National Park and reported by the Magic City Morning Star:    “I don't know what to do,” she said several times. And that, of course, was the problem. They were strangers in this strange land of “no cell service.” No texts. No […]

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

Some of these “Camping Hacks” are pretty good.  I’m definitely going to try #9 “Make crescent rolls over the campfire” on our next trip… The complete list of camping hacks are at this link…. http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-that-are-borderline-genius