First I should say that I’m a little bit silly. No, very silly. I jump into backpacking trips like Scrappy Doo, and love laughing at my mistakes. I’m less skilled in the outdoors and more determined with a high tolerance for discomfort.

I’ve been lucky enough to do a good bit of travel all over the world and a reasonable chunk of the Appalachian Trail. My trail name is D.I.D. (Dressed in Dirt). In Spring of 2011, I have been somehow talked into attempting a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. My hiking partner is very persuasive.

I get out into the woods as often as I can, and when I can’t go on backpacking trips, I sometimes sleep in a tent in my backyard. I like to garden, eat brownies, and play Ultimate Frisbee. Not necessarily in that order.

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