Laura Purcell

Author Articles

Vertical Hiking

Tree climbing gains foothold among adults Tree climbing? But isn’t that for kids? Once you reach the canopy, you understand. The world gets quiet, and...

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Map

Benton MacKaye’s A.T. vision celebrates its 90th anniversary In the summer of 1902, Benton MacKaye spent his summer working at Camp Penacook in North...

Parents at Play

As a parent, how can you balance your old outdoor passions with the new love of your life? Kelly Brown, an avid backpacker and rock...