To hike or not to hike? A question facing outdoor enthusiasts during the pandemic.

My 28th birthday is coming up on Sunday, which was supposed to be the culmination of months of planning for a three-night backpacking trip on the Lost Coast of northern California. Reserve permits? Check. Hire shuttle service? Check. Book flights to SFO? Check. Inventory gear? Calculate tide-sensitive hiking windows? Test water filtration tools? Check. Check. … Continue reading To hike or not to hike? A question facing outdoor enthusiasts during the pandemic.

The toilet paper conundrum: A lesson on wealth inequality in the USA

As I currently watch my supply of toilet paper dwindle dangerously low day by day, I tend to day dream about my plan of action for the day that the roll hits cardboard. I think to myself: "Paper towels could work, but that will feel like sand paper after a while, and the leaves falling … Continue reading The toilet paper conundrum: A lesson on wealth inequality in the USA