3 Days Backpacking the Appalachian Trail

I didn't think that the autumn season here in the Red River Gorge was going to be as busy as I had thought back in the summer. On a Saturday in October, Gladie Visitor Center tallied over 800 people for the day; according to a seasonal employee, it was the highest number of visitors she … Continue reading 3 Days Backpacking the Appalachian Trail

Apple Harvest and Cider 2015

This was the second year I got to participate in the annual apple cider event at work, in Julian Alden Weir Farm National Historic Site. Last week on National Public Lands Day, we held a smaller cider-making function due to the surprising surplus crop of apples this year. You'd never think we had a drought … Continue reading Apple Harvest and Cider 2015

Autumnal Foraging and Hand Drill Practice

The wheel of the year has turned again, and with it come cool, crisp nights, and a deep Earthy aroma of leaves ablaze in vibrant colours. Across the state, farmers are making a final push of effort before the upcoming harvest. We've had a very dry summer and weeks of hot weather. But the apple … Continue reading Autumnal Foraging and Hand Drill Practice

Apple Harvest and Cider-making 2014

Besides collecting pumpkins, this is the season of apple-picking. Probably no other time of year unites us New Englanders as much as the harvest days. These gatherings are not only to reap the bounties of the year, but to also enjoy ourselves with friends, family, co-workers, newcomers, and strangers. This sense of community is deeply … Continue reading Apple Harvest and Cider-making 2014