The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves.

Terry Tempest Williams

Audio Narrative and “Visual-Audio” essays document impressions for an immersive experience, almost like a conversation. Consequently, the listener becomes a participant in the act of discovery, the decision-making and the myriad emotions activated by long distance walking. Thanks to John Reamer and Associates for their generous support in the making of the Te Araroa essays and Peeps of the PCT series.

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audio narrative: Afton on the Stay-at-Home-Order
Finally I saw that worrying came to nothing. And gave up. And took my old body and went out into…Read
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audio narrative: Walk in the Time of Coronavirus
But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations.  Gwyn Thomas For many of us, early…Read
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peeps of the PCT: used car salesman of the border
Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder We’re home tonight after the concert we planned to attend…Read
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peeps of the PCT: Tammy and John, caretakers
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. Margaret Mead…Read
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a chorus of birds from both sides (of the world) now
These things are ours for God creates within our soul a mystic sense of wonder that we may hear allegro…Read
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peeps of the PCT: Catholic scouts of the trail
Thank God I have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have…Read
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peeps of the PCT: G-punk
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most…Read
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…at the speed of Andante
Walking is also an ambulation of mind. Gretel Ehrlich Today I’ll present my first talk about my epic hikes. I…Read
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The Sweet Ephemeral
…you’re the author of your own story, honey, so take your time telling it. revise. revise, and revise some more.…Read
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peeps of the PCT: the start
It’s not only moving that creates new starting points. Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an…Read
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peeps of the PCT: Karl and Holly, trail angels
Wherever we travel to, the wonderful people we meet become our family. Lailah Gifty Akita Last night I had vivid…Read
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password: bluebell
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Flower Power at Nerstrand Big Woods or: how I learned to say “Cutleaf Toothwort” without giggling
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spring song
The volume’s turned up at William O’Brien as I take a half-day’s walk on muddy trails, ears open to the…Read
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audio narrative: the joy of missing out
Erica Jong writes, “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” I opt for joy in missing out…
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TA audio narrative: in the South Island
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TA audio narrative: trail detour
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TA audio narrative: hitting a wall
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TA audio narrative: water, water everywhere
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TA audio narrative: chasing clear skies
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TA audio narrative: hut life
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TA audio narrative: north down, south to go
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TA audio narrative: weather window
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TA audio narrative: thru-canoer
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TA audio narrative: best birthday present ever
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TA audio narrative: into each life…
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TA audio narrative: gratitude
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TA audio narrative: the trail will provide
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TA audio narrative: hiking as conversation
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TA audio narrative: the start
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TA audio narrative: suddenly D-day
“Make one friend to last the rest of your life.”
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TA audio narrative: no outcomes backpacking
If you arrive at a final destination, it’s a sign that you’ve set your sights too low. – Friedrich Nietzsche
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TA audio narrative: Does orange make my butt look fat?
It's said that people fear public speaking - and looking ridiculous - more than death.
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TA audio narrative: who is this “blissful hiker” you speak of?
MPR host swept into the inevitability of a five-month hike in New Zealand. I’m a classical music DJ and long-distance…Read
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TA video: Thru-hike prep with visual aids
Tenting tonight on the old camp ground. – Micki Simms
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song of the sea caves
Astonishing beauty made richer by curious music.
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Creatures of the C2C
I was never alone hiking in Northern England.
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honk if you love silence
one woman’s brave attempt to create a tranquil neighborhood
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Armand Bayou bliss
A convergence of ecosystems amidst a concrete jungle.
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wild river afternoon
solo snowshoe surprises
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just a walk to work
Every day an adventure on Saint Paul’s streets
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skate ski as metaphor
a bitterly cold day reminds me to savor the moment
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stone-cold badass
beginner ice climber goes up  
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train enthusiast
me and Dvorak love public transit
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the sound of snow
-15 makes styrofoam snow
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