August 16, 2021

It turned out that getting into the High County a few weeks earlier only made me want more. It didn’t help that a friend had invited me on a couple of backpacking trips in the same area and had shared his photos of high lakes and alpine scenery with me! Matteo could tell I was itching to go back and…

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July 31, 2021

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the East Side. I wanted to go somewhere new and had never been to the Rock Creek area. There are a handful of campgrounds nearby and some high peaks and many lakes within striking distance. It seemed like a good plan, but every good plan needs an accomplice or two… Finding some…

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July 5, 2021

At the end of our trip to Moab, we made a stop by Zion for just a couple of days to decompress. Instead of going into the park, where we have explored around in the past, we headed up Kolob Terrace Road, just outside the park. This is a beautiful forested area that is away from the crowds. Several years…

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July 1, 2021

In 2018 I was in Moab for a 100 mile run through the La Sal Mountains on an incredibly difficult course known as the Ute. On that trip, I saw enough of Moab to realize going there for a run was almost missing the point. So the dreams of the slick rock and unique desert landscape finally materialized into another…

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June 19, 2021

How long has it been since I’ve done any interesting urban exploration? I don’t even know! This place, Lake Dolores Waterpark, aka Rock-A-Hoola, has been on my radar since about 10 years ago when I somehow came across a skate video of Kilian Martin. The video blends archival footage from the waterpark while it was open with his skating at…

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December 25, 2020

For the last few years, the Point Reyes Fungus Fair, hosted by the Bay Area Mycological Society, has been a winter tradition for the family and me to attend. It’s great to have something that brings us together in the forest, and quite a fun adventure that always has many surprises! The allure of going just a little further to…

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November 23, 2020

The changing of the seasons is a reminder to take time to reset oneself, let go of built-up thoughts and stress from the last few months, and move forward into a new season of being who we are and doing what we do. Oh, how I do enjoy these moments… burn out the dead wood and make room for the…

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August 1, 2020

In 2016, I passed through the Cottonwood Lakes Basin on the exit of my SOSHR attempt with Art and Joe. That trip didn’t go quite to plan; however, it did inspire me to make several other trips into places near that route since then. I have a love affair with the Eastern Sierra for which there’s no substitute. Although Mammoth…

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July 26, 2020

There are people who go to the mountains, and there are people who come from the mountains. Having been treated to outdoor experiences in the mountains since I was old enough to walk, I find myself identifying with the latter. I recognize that there have been times in my life when my interest in the slower-paced ways of experiencing the…

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March 10, 2020

We each play the role of the central character in the story of our own life. In doing so, we either create the story, then try to live it out, or we instead live out our life and let the story spring from it.

Read the PostA Quieter Celebration of Life