Evan Johnson

Evan is a writer and photographer based in Vermont.

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Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-set

Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-set

The morning of my longest day dawned with cool temperatures and winds that quickly shrouded the peaks above me in a layer of dense cloud. In the

Jul 17, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

This post includes profanity. “Oh, Jesus!” he moaned. “Did you see what God just did to us?” “God didn’t do that!” I shouted. “You did

Jul 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Reflections in Monson on the Trail Through Maine

Reflections in Monson on the Trail Through Maine

It is a cool, wet morning at Shaw's in Monson, ME, and the cleanup from breakfast has begun in earnest as the household lurches with full bellies

Jun 25, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Photo Gallery: Passage through the White Mountains

Photo Gallery: Passage through the White Mountains

If you'd like to experience an approximation of the wind on top of Mount Adams, hand a friend a sledgehammer and have them swing it at your chest.

Jun 13, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Restful Days at Home, Recharging Body and Soul

Restful Days at Home, Recharging Body and Soul

I am standing in the field behind my parents' house, watching their small, brown pup race in wide, looping arcs through late afternoon sunlight. A

May 16, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

As I emerged from the woods onto Route 44 outside Salisbury, Conn., drivers and pedestrians squinted and gave me and my pack a wide berth. My clothes

May 15, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

I'd like to talk with you about the importance of a good night's sleep. The top factor determining what kind of day I'm about to have isn't the

May 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

At 6:30 a.m., the sound of the storm drags me from under the thin film of sleep I have struggled to wrap myself in all night. In my sleep, I am in

Apr 19, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Author's note: All credit due to Paul for the title. Skip to the end for the audio. Awah awah aahhhh... This first report on my AT trek follows

Apr 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson