A double blog about the outdoors written in an alternating format.
Half of the posts are about personal experiences, containing topics such as the New England Hundred Highest, Colorado Fourteeners, rockhopping in the Smokies, and roadtrips across great expanses of the US.
The other half are about the outdoors and the subject of landscape viewed through the filter of history, literature, art, or philosophy. Topics will include Nabokov’s imaginary version of Central Asia, wild animals in the Iliad, Ulysses S. Grant’s love of maps, orienteering in Wittgenstein, the Hercynian Forest of Germania, and the terrain of the Boer War. Selections from my Boer War book, Transvaal Citizen, may also be read on the separate page shown above.
I adopted this format as of 11/5/08. This post explains about why I’m doing this.