Sleep In The Dirt

Rad Family Traditions

Essays From the Field

I’ve always admired people who develop lasting, inspiring and sometimes quirky traditions. I don’t mean the typical traditions surrounding commercial holidays; I’m talking about the wild, epic traditions that produce months of anticipation and in preparation, cause people to cock their heads sideways and wonder whether they should question your

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Grand Canyon Proof Gear

Essays From the Field

‘Look at where you want to go, put your energy into going there and remember to look up and enjoy the view’ – this was my daily mantra while rowing Bertha, my boat through the Grand Canyon. This was my third journey here and each trip has been a little …

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A Return to the Backcountry

Essays From the Field

Our group of seven converged from many different states out onto the dirt at the junction of Mineral Bottom Road and the 313 in Utah. We set out on October 10th, intending for three nights camping and four days of biking. The White Rim in Canyonlands National Park seemed like …

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