Grayson Haver Currin is a longtime music journalist and former newspaper editor from North Carolina. He has written for Pitchfork, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, and The Washington Post. He and his little family are currently roaming the continent by Sprinter while climbing mountains, running marathons, visiting national parks and monuments, and eating pizza.
With inflation on the rise, I scrapped plans for another long summer hike. On little daily walks through South Dakota’s Black Hills, I’ve rediscovered the surprise and delight of getting back to basics.