Growth & Importunity Project

Joe Biden ran Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He appears to have done so with a little more success – not very much, but enough. This strategy was summarized in 2016 by international sex symbol Chuck Schumer: “For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania, we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in… Read More Growth & Importunity Project



Some people like to hike around mountains. I am one of those people. I am a thruhiker. Part of the charm of a thru is getting very far away from where you started. But this doesn’t mean you have to end there. Just ask anyone who’s done a yoyo. Just ask anyone who’s done the… Read More RTM


I have thruhiked the Arizona Trail – from Utah to Mexico – two months – 1300km – hikertrash for life. Temps from -20C to 30C. Ellie from 500m to 3000m. Terrain from mountain to canyon to forest to desert (and sometimes all at once). Monsoons, wind storms, snow storms, flash floods, 80km water carries. Giant… Read More Coronado


I have thruhiked the Cheryl Strayed Highway – from Mexico to Canada – three states – five national monuments, six national parks, five state parks, seven BLM field offices, twenty-five national forests, forty-eight federal wilderness areas – 4270km – hikertrash for life. Eighteen days of rain in the desert. Thirty in the PNW. Snowstorms in… Read More Tumanguya