Made in Taiwan

Why do we assume ‘Made in China’ or ‘Made in Taiwan’ means shitty? Because that is indeed often the case, but not always, as “Made in America” can mean products just as shitty or on the road to obsolescence just as fast. The sentiment above is also a result of…

Continue reading

Asian Long-Horned Tick

One more crappy reason to still enjoy the outdoors: The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City. At the moment, public health experts say they are concerned, but…

Continue reading

Edward Burtynsky

A fellow trail builder shared Edward Burtynsky’s work with me some time ago. It’s hard to forget some of his work, or his documentation of the spoils of other people’s work, and nature, or as he says: Nature transformed through industry is a predominant theme in my work…These images are…

Continue reading

The White Silence

It’s summer, it’s hot, liking and living the heat, but sometimes thinking cold thoughts… This excerpt from The White Silence by Jack London is indeed what walking in snowshoes can be like, especially if the snow is fluffy and you sink deeper than hoped: Happy is the man who can…

Continue reading

Transcaucasian Trail

I was asked more than once by my old boss in California if I knew of anyone or was interested in doing trail work myself in Armenia. I think it all began after this trip for him, or maybe beforehand because part of his heritage is Armenian. By the following…

Continue reading

Lightning

I love xkcd and his other site “what if?” In the northeast at this point in time (February) lightning is not likely at all, but this post on what if about lightning is electric, and felt the need to share it, especially the video from the what-if post (seen below). Perhaps…

Continue reading