“We asked the wild rabbits
in the flowing green woods,
and we asked the pearl-pregnant oysters
in the foaming cold-blooded sea,
and we asked the young eagles
in that lofty mountain of victory,
What should be done?
Forugh Farrokhzad, from “Inaugurating the Garden,” trans. Sholeh Wolpé

Hi, I’m Channing. I currently do outdoor stuff. Less is probably more since my transient life changes all the time, and yet this About page does not.

This blog started as a collection of pieces about our parks and wilderness, but it’s evolved since its start two years ago. More amorphous and meandering, snippets of my life mixed with those of the greater world. It’s a little bit of everything. A lot of bit of nothing.

I hope you stick around.



Chester, my car, looking majestic at Badlands National Park.