rocks

Big Shout Out To Rocks

It is a fact that if you are reading this, there is a 75 percent chance you have touched at least one rock in the past 21 days. With your hands, feet, bicycle tires, you have interacted with rocks in some manner. One ...

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tentmate

7 Tips On How To Be A Good Tentmate

Hey, do you like camping and backpacking with your friends? Of course you do. So obviously you’d like to be invited on lots of trips. How do you get invited on lots of trips? You learn how to be a good tentmate, and ...

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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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Everything Is Epic

At a grocery store last week, the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s January issue caught my eye with the headline “EPIC SEX.” Immediately, in my head, I started imagining the scenario: “… and that was after about two hours of this. So I untied him, ...

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Don’t Sandbag Me, Bro

I always get sandbagged by guys in gear shops. I will stop in somewhere to pick up a cordelette, or a stuff sack, or a guidebook, and they inquire about my plans. Like you do when you work in a gear shop, because ...

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Do You Have The Stoke?

2:39 a.m., August 11, 2012: Packs packed, Chris and I are about to shut the tailgate on my van and start walking the Garnet Canyon Trail to try to climb the Grand Teton in one day, one of the biggest, most daunting days ...

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The Rise And Fall Of Macaroni And Cheese

Sometimes I like to fantasize that I have some sort of backcountry suaveness and culinary instinct, and that I will someday take a special lady somewhere beautiful and make a nice dinner for her and it will be really romantic. But the reality ...

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