A longform visual essay (3000 words, 50 photos, and a song) about walking the historic North Head Trail in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. A tromp through local history, freezing rain, macrophotography, fog, a cholera hospital, moonlight hikes, tourists, foxes, and optical phenomena. [more inside]
3D model of clips with a simple hinge and tension clasp. I designed these for my partner, who uses hiking poles for mobility but does not need to use both at all times. These clips allow a person to carry an unneeded pole on the one being used, keeping the other hand free. [more inside]
I’ve recently finished my master’s degree in computer science at the Technical University of Munich and will walk to my hometown in Austria over the course of seven days, starting tomorrow (14 September, 9:00 CEST). This website is my hiking journal. [more inside]
A short movie documenting a month spent in Bolivia. Featuring a nice little acoustic fingerpicked ditty as soundtrack. [more inside]
I want to map cool, interesting, and (mostly) scenic places in a region I live and drive around a lot in, and have come to appreciate and love. It happens to host the largest music festival in the USA at the moment. It's kind of a quiet, nice place to explore and relax in (though not as much in the scorching-hot summer). [more inside]
A short video and photo/words ebook about 7 weeks solo trekking in Patagonia. Video above - Ebook can be downloaded in pdf form here.
We travel frequently to the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, and have recently created a site based around our photo archive of the area. We mapped dozens of our photos onto a series of mountain panoramas, allowing the viewer to step between hilltops and view both the surrounding landscape and photos taken in visible locations. [more inside]
I am fortunate to live in a beautiful environment, the mountains of western North Carolina, and have the opportunity to day hike nearly every week, year round. The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby, as are a couple of national forests, Pisgah and Nantahala. It is fair to say I love to hike. There is information on the web about some of the very popular hikes in this area, but for the most part there is scant trail reporting available. I aim to improve that situation with this hiking blog. I offer experience with trail length and conditions, elevation change, and how to get there. I detail the features along the way with terrain maps and photos. Perhaps if I'm lucky, I will encourage folks to get out and explore the great outdoors. [more inside]