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July 17, 2011 / / Desert Notes

Twenty eight hours and ten minutes.   Damn that little red notebook that innocently and quietly recorded my dreams and goals, even then it continued to haunt me. I think that…

July 12, 2011 / / Desert Notes

This is a rough draft of a chapter from the forthcoming guidebook that is to be published by Fixed Pin Publishing. Eph Hanks Tower Eph Hanks Tower is named for…

July 6, 2011 / / Alpine Notes

“Whoa, look.  People.  With shovels!” I exclaim as the band of brothers that is a Wind River Mountaineering course and I wander along an absurdly snowy creek ten miles into…

May 23, 2011 / / Livin the dream

We spent the overcast and wet day practicing skills.  Placing snow protection, clipping through fixed pro, traveling on a rope team, ice axe use and self arresting.  We were at…

May 8, 2011 / / Gear
May 4, 2011 / / Desert Notes

I wake up. Sometimes it is in the back of my truck, sometimes in a tent. It is usually in a sleeping bag. I usually mutter something like “oh fuck”…

March 22, 2011 / / Climbing

My 33rd birthday came and went without much fanfare.  I climbed a bunch of fun face routes up on the Zappa Wall in Cochise Stronghold.  I decided that I wanted…

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…

February 8, 2011 / / Family

“Yeah, my parents still live in NH, err, I mean my mother still lives in NH” I often find myself saying when someone asks if I have family in NH. …

January 25, 2011 / / Livin the dream

In the mornings, Tim, myself, perhaps Julia, or Brian, or anyone else who was there would sit around and be creative.  Sometimes that would take the form of carving spoons. …

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…