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February 10, 2013 / / Alpine Notes

“Get up.  Today we climb.”  I pull back inside the tent after sticking my head out the window.  Unfamiliar constellations shine down brightly from the clear, black southern sky.  High…

January 6, 2013 / / Uncategorized
August 12, 2012 / / Uncategorized

I thought I had a good shot at meeting my 6 year old goal in the fall of 2011.  I was working a fall  mountain section in the WInd River…

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 the ones that look solid. …

January 25, 2012 / / Uncategorized

Hey if any of you all are looking for recent blog posts, check out patagonia.jaredspaulding.com I have recently posted some stuff about my time down here. Also a bunch of…

December 28, 2011 / / Uncategorized

I generally try to stray from posting primarily photos of the happenings in my life in this venue , trying more to focus on the written word and its expression…

December 2, 2011 / / On Being a NOLS Instructor

The large windows that make up the far end of the A Concourse  at Denver International Airport afford a panoramic view.  I sit at gate A52 en route to Lander…

September 4, 2011 / / The Inner Workings

I don’t claim to know what it is all about.  I want to figure it out, but by no means do I have all the answers. I am engaged in…

February 28, 2011 / / Uncategorized

I own an iPod, but I rarely use it.  I can drive 15 hours without the radio in my truck being on.  I don’t need music or that type of…

January 17, 2011 / / Uncategorized
January 13, 2011 / / Desert Notes

This is an excerpt from my book The Art of Spoon Making So why the heck would any one want to carve a spoon?  That is a valid question. There…

January 5, 2011 / / Uncategorized

Is that a zipper on your hat?” I am commonly asked that question when I am wearing my usual winter hat.   You see, my hat has a built in pocket. …

January 2, 2011 / / Uncategorized

I am often asked why I choose to live the life I do.  Why do you spend thirty days in the mountains, away from showers, forks, beds, all the comforts…

December 23, 2010 / / Uncategorized

Well, take two.  Had to reinstall this again cause I screwed it up…but oh well, here’s to learning.  Haven’t slept more than about 5-6 hours in the past 60… (and…

December 22, 2010 / / Uncategorized