My name is Alex and I dig mountains. I grew up in southern New Hampshire taking summer car-camping trips with my family to the Whites, gazing out the back window at their massive stature and dreaming of sitting at the top of them. When I'm not out in the back country or stuck at my day job, I build and repair guitars and other fretted instruments. Next spring I'm attempting a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Join me for some general trip preparation, training hikes, highfalutin' philosophical musings, bear stories, and more.
It was a whisper-quiet friday in July, overcast and moonless, and I had just wandered off trail to pitch my tent after night-hiking alone about 6
As I extended my right arm for the next piece of sun-warmed boulder within it’s reach, I felt a sudden, painful pinch in my shoulder. It took me a
Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now? I've been asked this question a few times as word has trickled around to friends and family that I'm planning to