Backpacking Across The Gorge

Ever since I started working here in the Red River Gorge Geological Area back in early March, I longed to set aside time for some backpacking in the area. I've been focused on my job for much of the year, working as much as 55 hours a week during the busy months when visitor use … Continue reading Backpacking Across The Gorge

A New Direction

Alright folks, the new site has been unveiled.....welcome to The Untrammeled Wild. I've made quite a few changes to the site layout and appearance, but more importantly I want to state that this site's primary focus will be about outdoor stewardship and conservation. As outdoorsmen/women, it is our responsibility to care for and protect these … Continue reading A New Direction

New Job at Daniel Boone National Forest

Well folks, I am pleased to announce that I will be heading down to Kentucky for a Forest Service job next month. I will be a lead backcountry ranger intern working in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. A portion of the Gorge is designated as the Clifty Wilderness, with some 12,600 acres of rugged … Continue reading New Job at Daniel Boone National Forest

Refurbishing An Old Crosscut Saw: Part 1

Originally, I planned on doing this in one article, but realistically, it would be a lengthy read - I think it is better to upload this project in a 2 or 3 part series. This is a learning process for me, and up until I worked with the Forest Service to help manage wilderness areas, … Continue reading Refurbishing An Old Crosscut Saw: Part 1

Back in Connecticut

Sorry for the delay, but I am back and mostly settled-in. October seemed to fly-by, and as I was preparing to leave Missouri, my supervisor, Big John the Badass, was leaving for his new job managing wilderness areas out in Colorado. http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah141/DuirOnnCrataegus/USFS-MTNF/USFSRPMW12_zpsmcykwjcu.jpg At the summit of Rock Pile Mtn, Rock Pile Mtn Wilderness I want … Continue reading Back in Connecticut

3 Days Backpacking The Irish Wilderness

Two weeks ago, I drove down south near the Missouri-Arkansas border to complete my solitude monitoring data in the largest Wilderness in the state, the Irish. But this time, I chose to seek my refuge within the forest itself, instead of the pampered comforts of more "civilised" life in Winona. I was also eager to … Continue reading 3 Days Backpacking The Irish Wilderness