In the footsteps of Daniel Boone

I’m heading off to the Cumberland Gap for a while. I will be going on a journey through a remote forest full of elk, sandstone cliffs and wild ginseng. I’ll see you all when I get back. (just so you know, I’m bringing plenty of water this time, and the trail is not that long. Seriously.)

In Ruins

A few months back, I mentioned an eventful journey that I took (in a four-wheel-drive vehicle) up a scary dirt road into a remote canyon filled with fascinating Fremont-era ruins in Utah. If you’re interested, my article on this subject (with color photos) appears in this month’s Backpacker, which is now in bookstores and news stands. Check out the pictures of those spooky petroglyphs — and, if you have a chance, make your way out to Range Creek and see them for yourself. It’s well worth the trip.