Last year, I published a book about a walk across Scotland. Rain, of course!, was a central character in my narrative, and by no means always an unpleasant one. Sure, sometimes the rain on that Scottish trek was inconvenient or uncomfortable but, mostly, I don’t mind walking in the rain at all. If you accept that you are going to … read more
Bald Peak is located in Connecticut’s Wild Corner, that high and rugged part of Salisbury bordering Massachusetts and New York. For hikers, the Wild Corner is beloved for our state’s highest point on a flank of Mount Frissell and for the Appalachian Trail running between Bear Mountain and Lion’s Head. Bald Peak, on the other hand, isn’t exactly a hiker … read more
Like most parents, my wife and I were subject to our kids’ periodic insinuations that getting a dog would be just the greatest thing, wouldn’t it? I always gave the same answer. A dog needs a lot of care and, whatever they may think now, they would tire of providing it. I had evidence for this. Once, we took in … read more
Rob McWilliams explores the Naugatuck Trail.