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3 states. 15 days.
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3 states. 15 days.

I went to visit three friends in Idaho,  Utah and Wyoming.  It doesn’t get any better than that.  I went in June and it was hotter than I had hoped.  Since I live in Charleston, SC, the MK Equitorial line is critical.  Keeps the sun off and keeps me significantly [...]

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Climbing to Heaven

Watch this documentary of Alex Honnold’s  free-solo climb to the top of “Heaven,” a mountain in Yosemite’s National Park. Alex acknowledges the beauty of the climb as having consequences. One slip could be the fall to his death but to finish the route is an ultimate reward of internal accomplishment (plus a breath [...]

Back in the Saddle
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Back in the Saddle

The past few weeks have been super motivating and exciting because after 8 months of physical therapy, Advil, and strength training, I am finally back on the rock. To preface this, climbing has given me some of the best experiences of my life. From extended stays at the Obed River [...]

First Day of Autumn on the Upper Yough
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First Day of Autumn on the Upper Yough

Several years ago, I took my first trip down the Upper Yough in a shredder. I ended the trip in a raft with a stranger after my first rafting partner flipped the shredder in Bird Bath, a really not-awesome place to swim. I emerged under the shredder, knowing nothing of [...]

A Family Bucket List for Fall
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A Family Bucket List for Fall

I can’t help but feel nostalgic around this time of the year – school starting, leaves falling, the promise of days on the slopes ahead. It all brings me back to numerous memories from years past, and stirs in me great hopes for the coming memories I will be making [...]