Strawberries, space, and the science of taste

Plus: Thru-hiking the Northville-Placid Trail

Where to begin?

Last month I took two weeks off to thru-hike the 138+ mile Northville-Placid Trail in the Adirondacks with E. It was E’s longest backpacking trip ever, but also the longest I’ve ever hiked without a night off trail, without a shower, without a restaurant meal, and without crying! (Involuntary tears from smoky fires not included.)

While we …

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