“The longest journey begins with a single step, not with the turn of an ignition key. That’s the best thing about walking, the journey itself. It doesn’t much matter whether you get where you’re going or not. You’ll get there anyway. Every good hike brings you eventually back home. Right where you started.” – Edward Abbey
A good hike is cathartic. Whether on the ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the sea coast, or even down Broadway from Central Park to Battery Park, it’s my favorite way to spend a day. And I don’t mean a thousand miles in the snow with a 60 pound pack and nothing but freeze-dried eggs for a month. I mean a long leisurely stroll followed hopefully by a good meal and a glass of Cabernet.
My goal with this blog is to share some of the best walks (and paddles, and bikerides, and good food) in the region with those fellow “back-slackers” who would like to enjoy the outdoors without feeling the need to complete a triatholon. And in the process, hopefully inspire those who might spend a little too much time inside to get outside more often to “go take a hike”.