How to take a Mountaintop Selfie, by Cosmo the Springer Spaniel

Step 1: Get human to take you out for a walk. Step 2: Freak out the entire drive to the trail head, just to make sure your human knows that you’re an intoxicating mix of excited and terrified. Step 3: Walk uphill with impossible enthusiasm for half a dog day (appx. 1.5 hours human time). … More How to take a Mountaintop Selfie, by Cosmo the Springer Spaniel

Fear, Fear, Feeearrr.

There is a popular 26 mile hike that crosses the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana that is fondly called “The Beaten Path.” It crosses the continental divide and supposedly has a number of breathtaking lakes and waterfalls and whatnot…you know, THE USUAL. I’ve been wanting to do this hike as a trip ever since our disastrous … More Fear, Fear, Feeearrr.

On Anticipation

After a two week hiatus, I bring you another guest post, this time from the third member of our JMT trio, Katie McCahan. Katie wrote this piece the night before we started the trail while we were staying at the Dow Villa in Lone Pine, CA. It sums up, for me, the feelings of loneliness, … More On Anticipation