Category Archives: 2017

The CT AT

Photos by Jenna Cho Every time I hear about a new speed record for completing the Appalachian Trail, I feel a tinge of competition rise from somewhere in the crazier part of my brain. Could I run the entire Appalachian Trail, all … Continue reading

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June 2017: Seneca Rocks

“That whole rock formation will crumble some day,” the climber and White Mountain hut caretaker Rich Palatino told me this past winter, referring to Seneca Rocks, located in the Allegheny Mountains of the Appalachian Mountain Range. I was overnighting at Rich’s hut … Continue reading

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May 2017: Night Badgers

Would it be inappropriate to play with the Wogdon pistols that Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr used in their famous 1804 duel? Not that I exactly played with the guns, which are enclosed in a glass case on one of the upper … Continue reading

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May 2017: Kilian Jornet Conquers Everest (momentarily)

In December 2014, while I was on a two-week mountaineering expedition in the Andes to climb Aconcagua on the border of Argentina and Chile, I met the Spanish skyrunner Kilian Jornet and witnessed him running up and down the tallest … Continue reading

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Feb 2017: The car salesman

In southeast Connecticut, the car dealership Cardinal Honda is something of an institution. As a kid, I remember seeing the founder Stanley Cardinal on TV with his slicked-back hair imploring people to “Fly with a Cardinal at the wheel of a Honda!” — … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2017: Out in the Cold

“Dude, I’m this close to kicking you out,” Rich Palatino, the bearded caretaker of Harvard Cabin, warned. “I will, unless you stop acting like a douchebag. Well?” It was New Year’s Day, 2017. Given that we were standing in the New Hampshire … Continue reading

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