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Jacob D

Dad, Runner, Questionable Partner... Ultimately, I'm just a boy (like the Angus and Julia Stone song)

November 7, 2012

It’s funny how often you find something when you’re not looking for it. I was listening to a Lumineers song earlier and for some reason or another one chord reminded me of the Swingin’ Utters. When I googled Fruitless Fortunes I came across this cover by the Fucking Buckaroos (I couldn’t make that up if I tried). It was so…

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September 24, 2012
August 13, 2012

Grumble grumble… something about the kids, summer break, birthday parties… grumbled grumble. Just pretend it has something to do with backpacking. Or not. Real content coming soon. Woo! [hili]

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June 27, 2012

“There’s this other place that’s calling your name But you keep thinking that it’s all too late Then you realise, it will never feel all right “ Tyred Eyes – That Last Detour Sign from SKOGLOW PHOTOGRAPHY on Vimeo.

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May 11, 2012

Don’t let there be any. Every day can be more than this. [hili] p.s. the only way to make a 9 minute song better is to make an 11 minute live version!

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January 30, 2012

Just a bit of nonsense today. We dig this song, and the video too. Not all of us are running from the civilized world and the forward march of progress – however, escaping to a wild unknown place evokes feelings that one can only find by doing it, and it does feel a little like being a kid again. Thanks…

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September 7, 2011

The plan: see as much of the park as possible without over-doing the hiking. This route meanders through grassy meadows, along creeks (and through them), past water falls, through pine forests, among steaming pits of molten sulfur, across volcanic lava beds and scree, over the top of a cinder cone, and past many lakes. In the United States there is…

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September 1, 2011

That’s correct, this has nothing to do with actual tents or anything remotely related with backpacking it would seem. Hey, we’ve got one foot out the door for some quiet time in the woods. We’ve got some cool things coming up when we return. In the meantime… Do the Wipers! Impo & The Tents – Do The Wipers from Marcus…

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August 14, 2011

If we were playing $20,000 Dollar Pyramid and the answer was “The Bay Area”, someone might shout out some clues like “Uber expensive town homes, Silicon Valley, traffic congestion!!”, and if they were really awesome maybe even “The Ohlone Wilderness Trail!”. Wilderness in the Bay Area is a bit of an anomaly, but if you know where to look you…

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