All posts by Sandy Stott

Sandy Stott

lives and runs in Brunswick, Maine, where he chairs the town’s Conservation Commission. He writes for a variety of publications and has a book, 'Critical Hours—Search and Rescue in the White Mountains', which published in April of 2018, is now in its second printing, and was selected by Outside Online as one of its best books for Spring of 2018. He may be reached at [email protected]

Singletrack Mind
Singletrack Mind
on December 29, 2020

An essay about the unique experience of running on a singletrack trail.


Late Miles (Is It a Nickname? A Life Aim?)
Late Miles (Is It a Nickname? A Life Aim?)
on August 26, 2020

A creative essay about later-life running.


My Own Running Dog
My Own Running Dog
on April 29, 2020

A creative essay about how dogs–and humans–attune to our natural landscapes.


Beauty on the Run
Beauty on the Run
on January 30, 2020

An essay about how the specific act of running helps us to see nature’s beauty.


Last at First
Last at First
on November 28, 2019

Sandy Stott’s essay about finishing last in a race for the very first time.



An Elemental Question: Eat or Run?
An Elemental Question: Eat or Run?
on April 30, 2019

An essay about convincing oneself to go on that lunchtime run.


Home Mountains (And the Gullies That Get Us There)
Home Mountains (And the Gullies That Get Us There)
on October 30, 2018

An essay about getting to know one’s home terrain.


Running The Risk
Running The Risk
on May 16, 2018

An article about the risks involved in trail running and how to manage them.


Running Clouds: Two Tales
Running Clouds: Two Tales
on March 28, 2018

Creative prose about clouds, mountains, and running.


Norwegian (Ski Olympians) Would; Isn’t It Good?
Norwegian (Ski Olympians) Would; Isn’t It Good?
on March 6, 2018

An essay about how watching the Winter Olympic Games can inspire our personal running.