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
Category: Essays From the Field
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
Despite the restrictions to travel between the US and the UK being enough to make ones head explode: a negative test to fly, a personal locator form complete with evidence of tests booked (at great expense) to be taken on days 2, 5 and 8, a cell phone number for …Read the rest
Today, peering out through the thick air, into the trees and the claustrophobic smokey haze beyond, I keep thinking how lucky I was this time a little over a year ago, when 4 crystal clear, fireless days allowed Ryan and I to breathe free and suck in every last view …Read the rest