We’re Bruce (“VanMarmot”) and Linda (“LovedOne”) and we live in the State of Jefferson. We have transmogrified from our working life incarnations and are now devoting ourselves to better living through hiking, backpacking, rafting, snowshoeing, gardening, and fiber arts – and the occasional noble gesture. This website is a work-in-progress repository for text (some) and images (many) recording our wanderings out Back of Beyond, with the proviso that we only post about that which we have done ourselves. In that regard, we’ve had many magnifient experiences out there, and, to be honest, a few (very few, fortunately) less than stellar ones, but being out there has never been boring. Since we’re sadly short on poetical literary skills, our posts necessarily lean toward informative rather than emotive, but hopefully they’re still interesting enough to encourage you to wander out, hike your own hikes, and experience Back of Beyond for yourself.