5 of the Best Spots for an Epic Spring Break Climbing Trip
Round up for best early-spring climbing locations across the country for beginners to advanced climbers, including bouldering, sport, and trad spots.
Best Gear for Outdoor Adventures At Night
Roundup of the best safety gear for running, hiking, and cycling after dark. Written for REI.
Top Five Spring Break Backpacking Trips
A collection of memorable, challenging hikes between 35-75 miles for people who want an adventurous spring break. Written for Marmot.
Keep Your Gear Like New: Maintenance and Repair Tips
A guide for keeping expensive outdoors gear working like new. Includes storage, maintainence, and repair for packs, climbing ropes, hiking boots, tents, and more. Written for RootsRated.
America's Underrated Thru-Hiking Trails
A roundup of the best long-distance trails you might not have heard of. Written for Osprey Packs.
Winter Peak Bagging for Beginners
Beginner's guide to high-exposure summits during the coldest months of the year. Written for The Trek.
8 Of The Best Winter Adventures In National Parks
Roundup of the best ways to experience National Parks during the winter. Written for Marmot.
Relearning to Climb After Nearly Losing My Thumb in a Car Accident
Personal narrative and advice for recovering from an injury. Or, a cautionary tale advising against getting in the car with a drunk driver. Written for RootsRated.
Best Down Jackets for 2017
Technical roundup of the best insulated jackets on the market for 2017. Written for REI.
13 Things 2017 AT Thru-Hikers Need to Know
A hugely popular post outlining need-to-know information for 2017 thru-hikers, including fire closures, permits, and alternative hike considerations. Written for The Trek.
10 Outdoor Documentaries to Inspire you to get Outside
A roundup of the 10 best outdoor documentaries available to stream online. Written for RootsRated.
Hardest Sections of the AT
Based on a 2016 hiker survey, I utilized trail data and mileage to write about and describe the hardest sections on the Appalachian Trail. Published on The Trek.
Elevate Your Trail Food Game
Creative ways for making your food better, from car camping to the backcountry. Written for RootsRated.
Trail Profile: Beaten Path, Montana
Example of a trail profile from a recent hike. I also wrote the style guide for The Trek's trail profiles, to get the best information in an easily digestible format. The format has proven itself indispensable for traffic and ranks us high on relevant trail profile searches. Published on The Trek.
How to Get To Springer Mountain
An informational piece on how to actually reach the southern terminus of the AT. Research-driven and meticulously fact checked. Published on The Trek.
Top Regrets and Non-Regrets of an AT Thru-Hiker
A personal reflection piece requested for publication by Backpacker Magazine. Published on The Trek.
Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers
A profile piece on the folks who take on 576 summits in NH, to do all 48 of the 4,000-footers in every month of the year. Published on The Trek.
Winter Camping: Hell Frozen Over
Humor essay about the misery of winter's worst outdoor activity. Published in Mountain Outlaw.
Striking a Balance
Exploration of shared-use access and the struggles between motorized and non-motorized sports on Montana's public lands. Published in Outside Bozeman.
How to Save Money During Your Thru-Hike
Based on personal experience from someone who didn't save money, these are my tips for making your finances last during an extended hike. Published on The Trek.
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum
Outdoor brands send me gear to test and review. Here is an example of my review of the Copper Spur Platinum from Big Agnes. Published on The Trek.
Winter's Wild Ride
A profile and look at the tradition and behind-the-scenes workings of dog sledding in Montana. Published in Distinctly Montana.
My Summer As the Most Disliked Wrangler in Yellowstone
Personal essay about the worst summer of my life. Published on xoJane.
Age is Just A Number
An interview with "Grey Beard," attempting to become the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Published on The Trek.
Three-Ingredient Backpacker Meals
A photo-based project to make trail meals less awful. Published on The Trek.