Do Cell Phones Belong in the Mountains?
A 24-Mile Journey with a 1-Year-Old Suggests a Quieter Mountain Way This story was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2022 issue of Appalachia Journal. My son was asleep on my back, head craned sideways as he slouched in a child carrier, oblivious to the marathon journey in front of us. We were hiking up the […]
The Vertical Mile
This story was originally published in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of Appalachia Journal. At a secluded crag near my house, there’s a climbing route called Malevolent Eye. It’s 32 feet high, with a 3-foot overhang and a difficulty rating of 5.10–. It’s tricky enough to challenge a good climber, with several blade-thin holds and a […]