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July 11, 2012 / / Climbing

I make my home in Wyoming, transplanted from the east.  There are a couple reasons why I have chosen to call the Equality State home,…

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.…

May 21, 2012 / / Climbs

Miming is not something that I often do. In fact I find myself quite often mocking the mimers. The people who sit around and mime…

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…

March 1, 2012 / / Desert Notes

November 2011— In Greek mythology as well astronomy, it is common knowledge that Orion the hunter, madly in love with an unrequiting Merope, chases her…

February 22, 2012 / / Climbs

The early morning sun catches the northeast face of Dihedral Rock.  A prominent left facing corner flirts with the December sun until mid morning.  The…

January 25, 2012 / / Uncategorized
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…

December 25, 2011 / / Alpine Notes

“Well it looks like it is your lead” Matt says with a motion up toward the crack. “Uhh, you won the rochambeau fair and square. …

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…

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…

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…

October 24, 2011 / / Climbs

It was on Scott’s list.  It was his goal but I didn’t really mind doing it either.  Standing at the base looking up at the…

October 15, 2011 / / Livin the dream

“What’s your gut say?”  Patrick asks me as we stand on the west edge of the Upper Fremont Glacier; dark clouds billow over Fremont and…