Trail Angel: Redefined?

Published on Friday, November 25th, 2016

Recently I’ve gotten the impression that the term “trail angel” means someone who maintains the trail. Trail maintainers are wonderful people – great spirit, great intention. Love them. Love to put the spotlight on trail maintainers for all their back breaking efforts.

But when I created this blog – I was thinking that it was more about Trail Magic. Well – the people behind “trail magic”. Those are the people and stories I want to curate here.

So while I’m totally content with people redefining it – this website will continue to be about the trail magic and stories about it.

Do you have a trail magic story you’d like to share? Please do. contact us.

PS – Here is a fun video by REI about Ponytail Paul Stiffler – a trail angel who is dispensing trail magic. Awesome video.

FITS Socks!

Published on Monday, December 17th, 2012

OMG! I just got a pair of these socks and they feel AMAZING! Absolutely love them. Now – if I can just find a way to get out of the office and back on the trail!!

Happy trails y’all!!

Hiking Buddy

Published on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Here is a fun one from a decade (or more) ago: My hiking buddy, JaSon

Found this – wilderness awareness

Published on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Great little website:

Wish that I could be out there doing the 9 month wilderness stuff – that would be amazing, intense and definitely fulfill many of my “rite-of-passage” internal needs.

I don’t see it happening any time soon, so maybe I can just learn it in pieces, at my own pace.

Caught a whiff

Published on Friday, December 11th, 2009

I stepped outside of the office this morning to move between buildings and the air hit my nostrils right and WOW. What I would give to be out on the trail this morning. To hear the birds, to smell the fire, to feel every inch of my being stretching out from a cool night and tense muscles.

What I would give.


Published on Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Let me know if you have any trouble with the new ChromeFrame that I installed in this blog. I kinda like the idea of using Chrome inside IE. If it causes people trouble – of course let me know right away so I can remove it. I’m not married to this idea or Google but I do like the idea of the webpage loading faster.

Also – I am adding the cool wptouch plugin so that we can publish this blog nicely on the iphone. Let me know if you have any trouble with that too.