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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…

Summit Day

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

When Crappy Gear Is OK

When Crappy Gear Is OK

In 2004, my friend Nick and I went on a 10-day road trip from Montana to Phoenix, where I was…

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Complaining Is Useless

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

52 Pieces Of Adventure Advice

Everybody has a few one-liners that always crop up in their head when they’re out hiking, skiing, climbing, and/or having…

10 Basic Rules For Adventure

Earlier this year, my book The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide came out, representing about 12 years’ worth of poking…

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My Favorite Adventure Books

This isn’t necessarily one of those “Best Adventure Books Ever Written” lists—just a list of a few books I have…

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Wind, You Jerk

My friend Jayson and I were out trail running on Saturday, for long stretches exposed to a 50 mph wind.…

The Value Of Just Going

Last Saturday afternoon, I was about to nod off in the passenger seat of my friend Mitsu’s car while we…

F*&# Busy.

Alastair Humphreys, writer and adventurer on both macro and micro levels, just came out with a new book called Grand…

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Ace And The Desert Dog

About a year ago, I spent a few days with Ace Kvale and his 10-year-old blue heeler, Genghis Khan, in…

Finding A Way

Jim Harris can walk again—which is a big deal because a little over six months ago he was paralyzed from…

Anatomy Of A Sandbag

We all have that friend who may need a little encouraging to do something they’re a little apprehensive about. Or…