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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…

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…

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,…

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…

November 9, 2016 / / The Inner Workings
November 7, 2016 / / Family

1 December 2015–It is my time. Over the years it has always been the same.  Never secretive, but usually alone.  It just feels better that…

September 30, 2016 / / Climbing

18 September 2015–Aahh the feelings of inadequacy that come with not being able to send the project. Not good enough. Wanting it too bad. People…

August 24, 2016 / / Horses
August 5, 2016 / / Alpine Notes

24 July 2017–The waning gibbous moon provides ample early morning light as our crampons crunch on less than hard snow. Despite the ample ambient lighting,…

July 20, 2016 / / On Being a NOLS Instructor
June 10, 2016 / / Livin the dream

My WordPress Dashboard tells me that the previous post The Reason (part III) was my 100th.  Thank you to all who have continued to click…

June 5, 2016 / / Climbing

As with so many of my vertically inclined endeavors, this one seemed doubtful from the start.  It was to be a short afternoon of clipping…

May 7, 2016 / / Alpine Notes

It started the same way and ended the same way.  Driving in, the road was still rough.  Walking out the beers were still in the…