Living the Dream Posts

April 14, 2013 / / Climbs

    Click HERE to purchase Capitol Gorgeous, THE climbing guide to Capitol Reef National Park and Wayne County, UT.   This is a small volume to big adventure …

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December 6, 2017 / / Alpine Notes

“That is not my wish for you my brother” Rueben says in the pale glow of my headlamp.  “No worries sir.  I will see you…

Read the PostPoint Lenana

November 23, 2017 / / East Africa

It is easy to write about white sand beaches that stretch on for miles, empty of people, dotted with thatched roof bungalows and beach front…

Read the PostNight and Day

November 19, 2017 / / East Africa

“That’s not rain, it is Chuck Norris pee!” KG yells across the maelstrom to the neighboring tent.  There is no pitter patter of rain, just…

Read the PostHalf A World Away

October 25, 2017 / / East Africa
October 23, 2017 / / NOLS

I sit there, entitled to my crammed seat, or one would suspect, given my non-deference to the elderly, the mothers, the workers.  It doesn’t feel…

Read the PostThe Dala Dala

September 18, 2017 / / Livin the dream

It seems I have acquired a large amount of debt. . .

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August 23, 2017 / / Climbing

I can feel the vertical crease between my eyebrows getting deeper the longer I squint upward.  My partially closed eyes are not due to me…

Read the PostThe Easy Way

July 23, 2017 / / Climbing

1st August 2016 — “Well it’s your lead” Megas says as we deposit our gear at the base of Index’s Inner Wall. Above us two…

Read the PostEven Steven

June 29, 2017 / / Climbing
May 21, 2017 / / Place

Blades of purple peaks, like the backs of lumbering dinosaurs, break the horizon, giving perspective to an immense flatness. Wind barrels across the nothingness, faster…

Read the PostThe Something of Nothing

April 30, 2017 / / Family
March 22, 2017 / / Alpine Notes

Eventually, in the parking lot, gear and people sprawled everywhere, Jim came clean. “Jared, I need to tell you something.” The wry, maybe it was…

Read the PostThe Lies That Bind

February 27, 2017 / / Alpine Notes

Jackson Hole Mountain Guides’ office is in a strip mall at the south end of town. The facade and interior are not classically strip mall-esque,…

Read the PostPowder of Persuasion

December 11, 2016 / / Horses

Zero five-hundred comes early. Burgers, beers, friends, and whiskey quickly turn twenty-three hundred into zero two-hundred pretty quickly as well. I guess that is why…

Read the PostRe-rationing the Spirit

November 9, 2016 / / The Inner Workings