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September 19, 2022 / / Uncategorized

I could hear Anna cussing from twenty yards behind.  “There are two parties ahead of us.” It was exasperated and whispered, but the words drifted back down along the winding…

January 31, 2022 / / Family

  Editor’s Note: On the table by the window here at 616 Washakie sits a sun faded copy of Daniel Doan’s book, Our Last Backpack. It was a gift to…

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…