Visiting the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde

By Brandon Ellis ~Here are some highlights from my trip to Mesa Verde back in October~ Even if you're not familiar with the name, I'm sure you've seen a picture of this amazing place (It wasn't on my radar either, until I recently moved to Colorado). A bit of background Wedged into the cliffs of…Read more Visiting the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde

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From struggle comes sublime: Bearing the storm for the perfect photo

By Brandon Ellis Since I can remember,┬áthe ebb of the summer season has always brought with it a sense of melancholy nostalgia. The feeling is especially present in the Adirondacks, where, the few warm months of this season are followed almost immediately by an endless wave of bitter cold and gloomy sky. In lieu of…Read more From struggle comes sublime: Bearing the storm for the perfect photo

Wandering but not lost: Finding myself on the AT

By Mary Marshall I tip-toed on the rocky concrete to avoid the jagged pebbles, out of habit. Those rocks couldn't hurt me, after nearly 300 miles my feet had turned into appendages that were nearly unrecognizable, the once soft underbelly of my arch, now cracked and crumbled from the constant pounding. I giggled, sticking a…Read more Wandering but not lost: Finding myself on the AT