One day we’ll wake up in different states. 

And the sun will rise for each of us separately and barely any of us will be up to see it. I love the moments we can get close and be present. It's so unique to the trail. Being present. I've never had such an easy time living in the moment. And I really mean …

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I Walked 1000 Miles: An Open Letter To The Proclaimers 

Dear Charlie and Craig, As I set out to tackle a 2,200 mile hike, it came to my attention I would be doing something that you two so fervently and popularly sang about: walking 1,000 miles. Now that I've done that? I've got a few things to say about the experience. I would never freaking …

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It’s the morning in the mountains,

And I am crying. I was caught actually crying looking at a view of little ski slopes carved shakily into pine covered mounds nestled into the clouds. What brought me here was sheer determination. What broke me? That remains unspoken. As time passes I find it harder and harder to talk about the things I …

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Climbing Mt. Moosilauke

It's an equally empowering and daunting feeling to see all the mountains you're going to be climbing within the week. Normally you're just referencing the book. You're so enveloped in trees that you depend on the terrain profile in AWOL's guidebook. But here's the deal with New Hampshire: it's steep. There are tons of views. …

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