A Moab State Of Mind

I sat under Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, 60 minutes from Moab and 20 miles as the crow flies, on a busy fall Friday night. I watched the full moon rise over the silhouette of the La Sal Mountains through the 40-foot ...

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Pride Cometh Before The Fall

As a joke, I got my photo taken next to the Icebox Canyon trailhead sign: “Each year people are killed due to falls when scrambling on rock surfaces. Wear and use proper equipment.” I thought that was funny, because Jayson and I had ...

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Dads And Dreams

My dad told me the other day he’d won a three-day Harley rental at a raffle. I said Dad, I think you have to have a motorcycle license to rent a motorcycle, don’t you? He used to own a motorcycle, according to family ...

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Facts About Climbing Mount Everest

Have you heard of Mount Everest? Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, so it is also the best mountain on Earth. For several months each year, it is actually the best thing on Earth. It is so high, its total height ...

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The Masochist’s Guide To Bushwhacking

“Bushwhacking is like my third favorite thing to do in the outdoors, behind crotch-deep postholing and getting hit in the head by falling rocks,” I said, shoulder-deep in desert foliage, hands raised like a man fending off a swarm of bees, walking forward ...

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