My Friday afternoon run is usually a welcome relief, a reward for spending the week at work, the day inside, my time hunched at a computer or over a stack of papers. I started the tradition last fall, using the Friday afternoon trail run to simultaneously shed the mental weight of the week and get […]
On place and memory and finding home ground, one ski slope at a time. Sarah O’Malley, Sugarloafer since…or maybe they don’t do that anymore. When I worked there 15 years ago, our name tags all listed the year we became “local”, local being a self defined state of mind, a date you declared your fidelity […]
Why should you go running, especially trail running, in the winter? 1. Because you get to see things like this: Winter is when it’s relatively easy to see signs of all the animals we share the world with. Tracks that are invisible when the forest floor is covered with leaves and pine needles become clear […]
Welcome to Trees With The Fur On, a blog about how outdoor experiences like trail running, bushwhacking and getting lost and dirty keep me sane and grounded in an otherwise increasingly insane and ungrounded world.