Essays

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Hiker Safety: Yes, You Can!

I’m going to get myself down to the bottom of this mountain,’” Stump recalled. Kati Weis, CBS Denver Picking over the bones of the news this morning, I saw a piece that resonated for perhaps obvious reasons. A hiker, near the summit of El Diente in Colorado (one of their 14 thousand-footers) fell and tumbled for about 60 feet. Then, hiked back to her car and drove herself to hospital. […]

I need heroes!

Not all heroes wear capes.  This is semi-related to hiking. Not the least, it involves feet, and it actually follows the AT for a few miles. For the past few years, I’ve been running a half marathon that benefits Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, AKA CHaD. For those who aren’t in the know, Dartmouth-Hitchcock is New Hampshire’s one and only Level I trauma center. “Level I” designation means that it’s directly […]