— Cindy Ross
The Moosilauke Letters
Lisa and I walk a lot. Thousands of miles, in fact, on wilderness trails, sidewalks, running paths and rails-to-trails, in the parks and preserves, on hard, shiny granite, on even harder solid lava, through hunting grounds and marshes, soft sandy beaches, city streets and rhododendron-choked wooded animal paths. Imagine all the things that can happen during those thousands of miles. But you don’t have to imagine. I’ll tell you.
These stories come not just during boots-to-the-ground trekking but also while all the other tasks related to hiking must get done. Countless hours of researching trails in books and on line, visiting the outdoors stores, procuring clothing, equipment and supplies, talking to park rangers and experts, adapting recipes for the trail, attending workshops and seminars, gathering information.
Also included here are stories that occurred on hiking trips, even if we weren’t hiking at the time. That’s all it takes to be a story in this collection.
We have covered thousands of miles of trail, but there are still thousands more to be hiked. So c’mon, walk with us.