J. Taylor Bell

j. taylor bell (he/him) is from Fort Worth, Texas, and is probably sitting in traffic right now. He is a volunteer wildland firefighter and an extremely enthusiastic birdwatcher. He also has a collection of poetry titled HELLO CRUEL WORLD (Wendy’s Subway, 2021) and will be starting PhD research at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia whenever it’s safe. Peep some extremely occasional twitter banter, or wave hello @jtaylorbell1 @disco_steww

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Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of November 22

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of November 22

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. And to that end, we wanted to extend a big congrats to everyone who managed to

Nov 24, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
What’s in a Name? A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure History of Mt. Whitney

What’s in a Name? A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure History of Mt. Whitney

It's a beautiful mountain. A spiritual place. A miracle of nature. The summit of Mt. Whitney is a confluence of so many different experiences. It's

Nov 18, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 15

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 15

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb,

Nov 16, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of November 8

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of November 8

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. And to that end, we wanted to extend a big congrats to everyone who managed to

Nov 9, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
6 Easy Cold Soak Recipes For Your Next Thru-Hike (Basic Ingredients Only)

6 Easy Cold Soak Recipes For Your Next Thru-Hike (Basic Ingredients Only)

OK all you ultralight cold-soaking freaks. You can simplify your menu now, or you can ride that wave of denial until it dries up. Because let's face

Nov 4, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 1

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of November 1

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb,

Nov 2, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
The Ouachita Trail: 223 Rocky & Remote Miles Through the Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas

The Ouachita Trail: 223 Rocky & Remote Miles Through the Mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas

And now for something completely different: the Ouachita Mountains. Unless you live near this seldom-visited part of the country, the lovely Ouachita

Oct 28, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of October 25

Congrats to these 2021 PCT Thru-Hikers: Week of October 25

Well, it's been another bizarre and wonderful year for hiking the PCT. And to that end, we wanted to extend a big congrats to everyone who managed to

Oct 26, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Congrats to These 2021 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Week of October 18

Look at all these beautiful people! It warms the heart to see so many intrepid hikers braving every torrential thunderstorm, hand-over-foot climb,

Oct 20, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell
After This Year’s Fire Season, Is a Southbound PCT Thru-Hike Still Possible?

After This Year’s Fire Season, Is a Southbound PCT Thru-Hike Still Possible?

Let's not beat around the (burning) bush: wildfire season in the west is starting earlier every year, and it's lasting longer. It has become

Oct 13, 2021 : J. Taylor Bell