Colorado’s Screaming Silence

America’s rugged wilderness imposes a calming salve, even when mosquitos are attacking you. Nature doesn’t know silence. There’s always some sound like an oscillating frog belch or raspy crickets mashing their legs together. Wind whispers through the trees and when … Continued

Attack of Colorado’s Vampire Mosquitos

It felt like a plague of biblical proportions. The frogs and hail weren’t a problem but hot damn, the clouds of mosquitoes were lifted directly from that miserable list of Passover plagues. Starting off the hike, we knew the park … Continued

A Catskill Mountain Riot

With a brisk fall wind shuffling through a riotously colorful leafy canopy, we set off into the Catskill Mountain wilderness: 3 days, 3 peaks and 3 guys ready to hike. Matt, his trusty pooch Sebastian, and myself traversed the Catskill … Continued

Step Into My Wilderness

  It was time to get lost. Lost in the woods amidst the rustling leaves and chorus of waves lapping against the rocky beach. Every year a good friend and I head into the wilderness for a week of camping. … Continued