Tools Make the Woman I wrote this piece in 2013 for the blog "Adventure Inspired." You'll find musings on the tools that are critical to my life, both as a traildog, and as the inhabitant of a rural, rugged, isolated place, where sometimes, a sharp axe makes the difference between a good and a bad day. Now, off to cut firewood...
Get Your Hands Dirty Blog Tour! Soon after my first book, Dirt Work, came out, I was hosted by six blogs, from the famous (Patagonia) to the family-run (Mountain Family.) These posts discuss various element of trail work; some pieces are excerpted from the book.
1. Tales of A Mountain Family: “Lucky Girls” (In which I meet hikers on the trail, one old, one young.)
2. Hike.Bike.Travel: “Wolf Sightings in the Wild” (Excerpt from Dirt Work about a wolf sighting in Montana.)
3. Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line: “Backseat of the Ford” (Excerpt from Dirt Work in which I ford the Middle Fork in my underwear.)
4. Half Past Done: “The Long Haul” (Life as an industrial athlete.)
5. The Campsite: “Tired Comparisons” (How many ways to be exhausted?)
6. Hiker to Hiker: Book review & Interview
And two bonus posts not on the official tour but appearing that week:
7. WE-News: “Feisty Mountain Crew” (On my first trail crew run by women.)
8. Books for Better Living: “5 Lessons from the Trail” (Make your lunch ahead, and others.)