Little Big Horn

I was sweating slightly as I walked up the hill. Dead men once fell on each side of me. The air held a sharp coolness but a perfect blue sky was letting in enough sun to keep me comfortable. In all directions, brown grass swayed across the landscape and the smell was...

The Badlands

Roadtrip Day 3. As the seas of corn on each side of us reluctantly gave way to mile after mile of prairie, some small signs of life started to appear. Here and there, rusty old oil wells dotted around the prairies slowly pumped away trying feebly to free us from the...

American Roadtrip

Update: We took another Great American West Roadtrip in 2014, and that post has way more thoughts and pictures. I can sum up the first two days of our family road trip with one word: Corn. I had no idea so much existed in this universe, let alone in between my state...

Trail Days

Under a gorgeous blue sky, I pointed my truck south and was off to Trail Days, the big backpacker festival held right on the Appalachian Trail where it passes through Damascus, Virginia. I didn’t get much sleep in Berea, so it was a constant fight with the...