Jay Hardwig

Author Articles

Seeing is Believing

Shareff has been blind since birth. He has light perception, but no usable vision.


Blind hiker Trevor Thomas shares his vision.

The End of Something

It was at 6:40 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2010, that I finally hit Middle Age. Scratch that. It was at that moment that I finally realized...

The Wildest Backyard on the Block

Instead of condos, a biologist builds wetlands behind his house What was once a lovely sloping green lawn tucked behind Matt Mullen’s West Asheville...

My Son’s First Sled Ride

For reasons unknown, I chose to introduce my two-year-old son Eli to the sublime art of sledding from the top of the steepest and...

Confessions of an Outdoor Dad

by Jay Hardwig “I’m hot, sweaty, thirsty, and smelly, but I’m having a great time.” The pronouncement came from my eight-year-old son as we scrambled...