Fast Packing the Ozark Highland Trail

By Clay Shapiro & John Meaney Backstory I got my first taste of backpacking and back country over 20 years ago.  Many of my first experiences were in North Georgia where the Appalachian Trail starts near Amicalola Falls.  I’ve hiked Blood Mountain, the Tallulah River Gorge, the Taccoa wilderness and numerous other wild and scenic…

The Joy/Pain conundrum…

May 2021 Have you ever finished a marathon or half-marathon and someone asked ‘How was it?’  Do you start to say I ‘enjoyed’ it and then pause, musing over the suffering & trying to understand how you enjoyed an event with so much suffering?  I’ve paused many times on this question and then gone on…

2016 Big Bend 30K – Brian Brown

I just completed the 2016 Big Bend 30 K race. Words cannot begin to describe the meaning of this race for me. I’ve been asked to provide a complete narrative about the race, and I will attempt to do here for you what the race continues to do for me. Lengthy, but posting anyway. I’ll…