Category: NOLS

November 1, 2012 / / New Zealand

19 September 2012 — Patience mattered today.  Patience actually matters everyday, but it came to the forefront of my mind today.  Leon needed it from…

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October 31, 2012 / / Alpine Notes

The nighttime silence of the Cameron River valley seeps in through the yellow fabric of our tent.  The pale green glow of the light on…

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October 10, 2012 / / Alpine Notes

0300 Hours October 3, 2012. “Red tent, close your vestibule” I yell over the howling outside of my tent. The weather forecast the day before…

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September 13, 2012 / / Livin the dream

The brewpub could easily have been in Boulder, Seattle, or Squamish.  The food, beer and atmosphere were the same. High wooden rafters and exposed duct…

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June 9, 2012 / / Livin the dream

Work gives me purpose. It gives me direction and meaning. I find happiness in teaching others, living simply and encouraging others to do the same.…

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May 9, 2012 / / Livin the dream
April 30, 2012 / / NOLS

April 19, 2012 Attentiveness mattered today.  The friable, incut edges of desert varnish beckon for my out stretched hand.  I reach cautiously upward, searching for…

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December 12, 2011 / / Livin the dream

Finishing a course is usually a mixed blessing for me.  Life is decidedly simpler in the mountains or out at the crag.  The simpleness of…

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November 15, 2011 / / Livin the dream

“Hey Dane do you mind if Kyle and I climb a few pitches?” I ask as Dane descends from the Morning Glory Wall with a…

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September 24, 2011 / / Livin the dream
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July 6, 2011 / / Alpine Notes
May 23, 2011 / / Livin the dream