As much as I was always fascinated with climbing when I was growing up, I was just as fascinated with skiing. My one and only experience came when I was three years old in upstate New York. It resulted in a 10 minute slide down a small hill that didn’t even reach the bunny slope, […]Read more "What I’ve Learned About Myself Through Skiing"
For the last three months I’ve been dealing with often debilitating knee pain after hikes. It happened in October after coming off of Gothic Basin and it happened again two weeks ago at Rattlesnake Ledge. The uphill for me is always the easiest as I’m putting less pressure on my joints, but after the break, it would […]Read more "Dealing With Knee Pain"
A few weeks ago, a group of hikers and adventurers through Twitter had a chat about some of the biggest problems that were facing public lands. Among the issues of not having enough money or having enough volunteers, a very underreported problem arose. The destruction and defacing of ancient Petroglyphs. The Petroglyphs are pieces of […]Read more "Protecting Petroglyphs"
With today’s arctic blast that is covering most of the United States, staying warm and dry is absolutely crucial. Minimizing the amount of moisture and sweat on the body and eliminating potential threats that can bring down the core body temperature is essential. For outdoor enthusiasts and high altitude adventurers, the three layer clothing system […]Read more "The Three Layer System: How To Stay Light And Warm"
The echo of my steps reverberated across the trail. I’ve never been able to take running seriously but today I had a steady rhythm, a great pace, arms loose, counting each breath, every single thought of the last few days racing through my mind, and somehow today I was an expert. I broke out of the forest […]Read more "Starting The Year In Uphill"