Backpacking is Escapism

Backpacking is escapism. This is one of my favorite things about it. Letting go of everything shit in the world, letting the sun dictate the timing of your day, settling into a primitive routine, and getting lost in the simple but magnificent beauty around you.

What's in my Ditty Bag?

Some friends and I put together a series of videos showing what we're carrying in our ditty bags while backpacking. Basically everything that could get lost in the expanse of a large backpack, so it's kept in a small little bag.

100 Miles on the North Country Trail

In all of Michigan there is only one place to really stretch your legs and get some miles under your feet, and that place is the North Country Trail. The NCT, like the much more popular Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail, is a National Scenic Trail. It runs for 4,600 miles from eastern New York to central North Dakota.