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Rest in Peace, Debbie

Debbie is my cousin: the oldest child of one of my maternal aunts. I found out today that she passed away last week. We found out today, I should say. So damn sad. Debbie was talented, kind, generous and she could be so sweet despite the fact that she was in pain, I think. She had…

LGN 111: Blue Summer

Inside: Broken things; So that wasn’t a stripper convention?; Snorkeling; Look at that water I. Have been gaining weight since Spring. Damn it. On one hand, how could that have possibly happened?  On the other hand, I haven’t been doing much and I haven’t been mindful of what I’m eating. So that’s how that happened.

Dolly Sods Wilderness

Inside: Backpacking; Deuces wild; Perfection Thank goodness there aren’t flying spiders. JETBOIL This Jetboil is freaking amazing, by the way. That’s a keeper. It’s a little miracle worker. Next time I’m going to try cooking and not just dehydrated meals. I’m not sure whether to get the pot or the skillet. PRAXIS Hiking through the wilderness…

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My birthday is March 2nd. I saw these pictures on whydontyoutrythis.com. Truth. Yep. If you put those two images together that’s what a good birthday would be like. Come home from a fulfilling day with a few friends to dozens of notifications. birthday

LGN 103: Bonkin’ on Strickler Knob

Inside: What I haven’t learned; The bonk; No cramps*; This is why I train at Underground Athlete Strickler Knob I went on the Strickler Knob hike a few weekends ago. It was one of the Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group’s outings. It’s rated as middle of strenuous. Twelve miles or so, over 2,000 feet of elevation gain,…

LGN 102: The Dream Laser

Inside: Even zombie monsters are no match for the dream laser; Why I outdoor; Dismal Swamp Kayak Camping trip When I said there are cold adventures to be had — yeh, I said that. Let’s just say that I got cocky. When it’s cold out? You’re gonna be cold. I am a cold wuss. Cold…