The last section hike included several firsts for me, the most significant for me was the fact that I hiked after taking a half day from work. I woke up around 3:30 am Friday the 24th and knew that I had to work a half day, get to the trail and hike 8 miles before… Read more Conversion on the Coaster: Manassas Gap to Bears Den
Last weekend I completed my second section hike of the Appalachian Trail, from Harper’s Ferry to Bear’s Den, 20.1 miles. It had been three weeks since my last backpacking trip and I was eager to get back out on the trail with everything I needed for the weekend in my pack, camp in the woods… Read more Medium Rocks: Harper’s Ferry to Bear’s Den
Labor Day Weekend 2021 I decided to cram in as much adventure as possible. Each of my syllabi states that one of my expectations is that students are adventurous. I created this particular syllabus template in 2019, and since then seeking adventure is more and more how I have decided to live my life, as… Read more What Am I Doing With My Life?
Having taught Freshman English for years, I couldn’t help but think about the ties to my last hiking adventure to the cycle of a “Hero’s Journey.” Two years ago, sitting at a friend’s house debating what our “Eat, Pray, Love” post divorce moments would be, I said that I wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail. … Read more Life is Better in Airplane Mode
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