The morning following our 22-mile (35km) day of hiking we awoke to a gentle tapping on our tent, which meant rain. That sound immediately deflated my ambition and I think that Ian and I both strongly considered just having a down day. A day filled with lounging in the tent playing cards and reading books … Continue reading World’s End, Patagonia Part: 2
I’m the type of person who would rather not spend a ton of money on an engagement ring or the wedding itself for a few reasons, which I will list for you here: Although I appreciate the concept of jewelry, I myself don’t live a lifestyle that is conducive to wearing it very often; I … Continue reading World’s End, Patagonia Part 1:
It’s that magical time of year when spring has sprung. The flowers are blossoming, the trees have budded and the grass is growing like it’s been sprinkled with steroids. It’s all so whimsical, so enchanting, so… okay enough of that crap. What it really means is that seasonal allergies have descended upon the human race … Continue reading All up in your face
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Every spring crews nationwide ready themselves for the fire season by way of physical training, medical scenarios and classroom time and every year that guy shows up. How is it statistically possible that we end up with that guy almost every year on every single crew? Even though we all know that guy, there … Continue reading The Shuffle
Look up from your smartphone, engage in humanity, turn off the television, make eye contact, participate in your life, watch a river; stand for something. Climb a tree, make a difference, take a vacation from the internet, write a card and mail it to a friend, commit to a cause, grow a garden, listen to the stories of … Continue reading Be. Here. Now.
I was recently reminded of a travel story from when I was down in Patagonia several years ago. It’s one of those classic traveler memories that are funny after the fact but in the moment there was absolutely nothing funny about it. I’ve always acknowledged this reality about traveling in my own mind but it … Continue reading Traveler Truths
We’ve all got our thing right? Our thing that other people find to be over the top, quirky, or unreasonable? I may have a bunch of “things” but one is for certain, the constant unwavering presence of fear that I carry with me throughout life; you might say fear is my co-pilot. If you … Continue reading Fear is my Co-Pilot
DISCLAIMER: There is a healthy amount of cussing strewn throughout this post, consider yourselves warned. The fire season was here once again and I had taken a temporary detail away from my job on the rappel crew to work at the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) as part of the Heat Stress Study … Continue reading A hike in someone else’s boots
The MVP of my existence became a wrap for our munchkin. I truly have no idea what I would have done without the wrap. I love it's versatility, durability and I really like this company's patterns/colors/fabrics. I personally would only use a woven wrap as opposed to other materials/fabrics because of how sturdy they are. … Continue reading Girasol Woven Wrap