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Nostalgia Is A Mother

Last Wednesday, around the ninth switchback in the M Trail at the University of Montana, my legs and lungs screamed…

Learning to be funny is like climbing

Learning To Be Funny

Probably every other time my friend Lee and I came to the end of an approach hike at the base…

Summit Day

A couple hundred feet from the top of Avalanche Gulch on Mount Shasta last Monday morning, my friend Abi and…

outdoor adventure complaint chart

Complaining Is Useless

One Sunday last August, maybe halfway through a 22-mile trail run in 85 degrees and full sun, the day after…

The Case For Giving A Shit

Hilary and I drove four hours to stand on a gravel road north of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, for two minutes of…