Category: Colorado

  • So Moving is a Big Thing

    So Moving is a Big Thing

    In my entire young adult life I have done nothing but travel, live out my car and sublet other people’s homes. One of the things about going to school is that it’s very helpful to have a place to live for the duration of your school term. It has something to do with the necessity […]

  • I Should Explain My Absence…

    I Should Explain My Absence…

    ..because I really fell off the wagon this time. That is the wrong reference. What I mean is, I basically stopped blogging for a while there and I am finally in a situation where I can explain why. I was in New Zealand and then I was in Spain. While I was in Spain, my […]

  • Return to Moab Part 2: Is This a Canyon?

    Return to Moab Part 2: Is This a Canyon?

    It was Creeksgiving as they call it in the climbing world, or the time when many-a-climber makes the journey to Indian Creek, that grand valley between highway 191 and Canyonlands to climb their faces off during Thanksgiving. For this reason, all the affordable campsites were occupied, there was no room for us at the inn. […]

  • Return to Moab Part 1: One Good Day, and One Bad Day

    Return to Moab Part 1: One Good Day, and One Bad Day

    It’s been over a year since I was in the desert. I’ve been asking myself to get back there ever since I left. Auspicious things seems to happen in the desert. Last time I was there, I experienced the extreme paradoxes that life has to offer: the feeling at once of being exactly where and […]

  • Moving With the Seasons

    Moving With the Seasons

    In high school, I did a lot of Nordic skiing, especially with my dad. He had never really been one to love alpine skiing, and I had moved away from it as my friends were involved in nordic. It was a typical winter evening (read: it was 4:30 in the afternoon and the sun was […]

  • Green Mountain, or; I Thought I Left B.C.

    Green Mountain, or; I Thought I Left B.C.

    Sunny Colorado has turned into cold and rainy Colorado this week because I apparently brought the Vancouver weather back with me. Not that I mind too terribly, though. A rainy day or two is pretty nice, especially when you’ve chosen to apply to graduate school and are spending an inordinate amount of your time trying […]

  • Thunder Lake, or; Backpacking Isn’t Always a Sufferfest

    Thunder Lake, or; Backpacking Isn’t Always a Sufferfest

    “Oh, no, we’ve got a spot up at the end,” Robbie said to the park volunteer waving us into a parking spot. The man snorted. “Yeah. You wish,” he said incredulously. “No, we really have a spot. At least, your buddy up there put a cone in the spot for us,” Robbie replied, and he […]

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    A Quick Review. As I turned my steering wheel to pull the U-turn required to get into a parking spot, my front wheels suddenly lurched forward and there was a loud crunch as the front of my Honda Fit bottomed out on the lip of the ditch on the side of the road. I had failed to […]

  • Climbing and Community

    Climbing and Community

    Last week, my fellow dirt bagging buddy, Neal, texted me to tell me he was coming through the area. I had not seen him in at least nine months, and with one fell swoop, he reminded me of all the amazing and wonderful (and hard and scary and crappy) things I felt during my time […]

  • Adventures in Tracking

    Adventures in Tracking

    July 14th-16th, 2017 Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado We started out the weekend battling traffic on I-70, which I am almost used to at this point. Toby and I switched off driving at Leadville, where I was able to purchase another pair of socks from Melanzana because I had foolishly forgotten to bring a second pair. By […]

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