Risk, Uncertainty and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Actualization

Climbing and, indeed, all alpine-oriented sports are inherently dangerous. I clearly don’t need to state that fact. As any piece of climbing gear or climbing guidebook will tell you, CLIMBING IS DANGEROUS. Just this past September, we lost Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson in Pakistan. In almost any climbing magazine, there will be a special section dedicated … More Risk, Uncertainty and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Actualization

Roadtrip Week 4: Mt. Baker, Chest-Colds, and the Yakima

It’s like I did the PCT backwards. In a car. In five days. Okay, I really just crossed the PCT a few times as I snaked back and forth across the Cascades, always heading southward during my time in Washington. After an unfortunate encounter with a border patrolman who took my avocado and threw it … More Roadtrip Week 4: Mt. Baker, Chest-Colds, and the Yakima

Smarts Brook Loop

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 Before I get back to retracing my steps through Montana and California, I thought I’d do a little sharing on my place now; my home, New Hampshire. A lesser known secret about hiking in New Hampshire is that it’s about A SKABILLION times better when done in the Fall and Winter. … More Smarts Brook Loop