Pouring Rain

I stood at the entrance to the train station staring out at the weather. The town dropped down into the grey swirl of low clouds and seemed to hold tight against the wash of cold rain. Streams ran along the … Continued

Mad World

A friend (thanks Artturi) sent me this video. I was really moved by it though I had already known the story and the statistics. ____________________ I am in the midst of researching how to create a magazine-style blog and will … Continued

Memories of People I Love

Arrived in Champex this evening tuckered out from a harder climb than I had anticipated. Most of the early part of the walk wound through little hamlets with mazes of streets and crooked, weathered chalets that looked as if they … Continued

Tentative Alps Gear List

This probably won’t make much sense to those who don’t do backpacking, particularly ultralight backpacking, but for anyone who does, you might have some idea just how passionate (or perhaps obsessive?) people can get about their gear. For those who … Continued