Essays from Outside

A little girl wearing a pink backpack walking along a trail

The First Backpacking Trip

I’ve been hyping up backpacking to my daughter for over a year. In her mind, almost everything is better when you’re outside. So the idea of sleeping, eating, and pooping outside is pretty exciting.

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Casting for the View

The beach near my house is fantastic fishing and shitty catching. Several nights every week, I gear up and make the trek to the narrow stretch of rocks and oysters. So, why go through all of the effort?

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