As I wake each day, I splash away the night to welcome the present. Lighting a bit of incense, the meditative vibrations from a brass Tibetan singing bowl echo throughout space as I dive deep in my subconsciousness. This is where I feed on all of the endless impossibilites that …Read the rest
Category: Essays From the Field
When my kids were younger, I searched for a hobby which would allow us to bond as a family, release our emotions in a helpful way, stay healthy, and avoid spending too much money. Hiking quickly became that outlet. We started with a double stroller, then graduated to the kid-in-a-backpack …Read the rest
Hanging on a protection bolt, on a moderate traverse, unable and unwilling to move; a free climbing failure – I was starting to get grumpy. The wind shrieked across our amphitheater of stone columns and corridors jutting above the green thicket of red trunked madrone trees thrashing in the wind …Read the rest
Trout and I left a bit of dangling chad last year on the Colorado Trail, wrapping up in Salida, CO after 300 miles and 12 days of riding so THIS year we enlisted some power hitters in the form of Rose’s legs and set out to finish off the remaining …Read the rest
*At the time of this publishing there are a lot of active fires in the western region of the United States. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by those fires and to the firefighters working tirelessly to control and mitigate wildfires.
Daniel Campbell, a 15-year Prevention Technician for …Read the rest