Surf Station: Late-Summer 2018

Last summer, while working with Tim on several goEast pieces about hiking Vermont’s 4,000-footers, I ended up hiking four of the five peaks (Mansfield, Camel’s Hump, Ellen, and Abraham) in a 24-hour period. Having done four so casually, it was only natural to wonder if we could do those four and Killington (Vermont’s fifth 4,000-footer)…

Book Report: Revisiting “A Walk in the Woods”

What I learned about the Appalachian Trail and myself when I reread Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods.”

Book Report: North

I, like most people, first heard about Scott Jurek from Christopher McDougall’s now-infamous book Born to Run—the incredible story introducing the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s Copper Canyons to the world and some of the most accomplished runners. Since first learning of Scott, he has written and published his own books: Eat and Run, detailing his life…

Book Report: On the Nose

I was excited when Han’s Florine’s book On the Nose: A LifeLong Obsession with Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climb arrived in my mailbox. For years, Florine has been popping up on my radar, with appearances in climbing movies and magazines; I didn’t know much about him, however, despite those appearances, other than he was seemingly obsessed with the speed…