Thanksgiving rituals

For the past eight years, I’ve been participating in my own Thanksgiving tradition. Not surprisingly, it’s centered around hiking. In 2009, I embarked on my first backcountry Thanksgiving. I was thousands of miles from home, with no intention of flying on one of the busiest travel days in the country. I was recently single, overwhelmed […]

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Managing hiking photos

To me, Hike366 is a visual project. Each hike is inextricably linked to the images captured in the field. The Instagram feed is populated with photographs that tell a story. Without a photo, there’s nothing to snag the attention of the potential reader. This is why keeping my photos organized and easily accessible has been […]

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Keeping hiking records

When I first began keeping records of my hiking adventures in 2005, I bought a hardcover blank book. In this journal I recorded stories from the trail, usually written just after the hike was over. I immediately chose a format that went something like this: Date Name of hike Trails included Mileage/ elevation gain/ start […]

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