“No one ever said it was going to be easy.” – Everyone has probably said this.
Watts Trip noun : \ˈwäts\ – \ˈtrip\
1. An adventure, hike, or trip which is altered by bad luck or misfortune. 2. An opportunity to overcome adversity, through tenacity and endurance. 3. The superstitious idea that hardship can and will occur at any moment.
Whether you identify with the ‘ultralight’ crowd, leisurely packers, or somewhere in between, let me explain that making plans for a trip has much to do with your goals in backpacking. In order to have a successful trip that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, a goal (or goals) must be made for the trip to have purpose. Continue reading →
NPR sends reporter Brian Mann to the Adirondacks during this winters harsh hold on the East Coast of the US. As this could be hard to imagine for anyone from the Northwest this dry and warm winter, the nostalgia is definitely worth the read/listen. [Read]