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My Stretchy Denim Can Take the Bulls**t
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My Stretchy Denim Can Take the Bulls**t

I’ve experience fear. I’ve had a grizzly bear run straight at me in Alaska. I’ve triggered avalanches backcountry skiing. I’ve been lost in the wilderness for multiple days in driving sleet and soaked to the core. I’ve been rag-dolled alongside my snowmobile at 80 mph. But, the fear and adrenaline [...]

Quarter Life Crisis
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Quarter Life Crisis

Three years have gone by since I graduated college. To be honest, I thought something would fall into place. I thought I’d land a job that would support my student loans, insurance, and car payments. I’ve given it good effort too. Right out of college I was promoted to manager [...]

Adventures in Fatherhood: Reflections on the first three months
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Adventures in Fatherhood: Reflections on the first three months

For some, the journey into parenting is one of their most treacherous. Unknown consequences abound with greater implications than a dicey lead fall or a recirculating rapid. For many the “great unknown” is what draws them to wilderness, exploration, and adventure. According to Wikipedia, the definition of adventure is, “a [...]

Climbing the Grand Teton, family style
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Climbing the Grand Teton, family style

I’ve been told that normal families go on vacation to the beach. Or on a cruise. Or go to a lake, opt for a little camping in the woods, explore a new city, or visit grandma. It’s only the oddballs that stuff a pack, tighten the laces on gummy-soled climbing [...]

Prince of Wales- a week of service
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Prince of Wales- a week of service

At Linfield College we typically run three alternative spring break opportunities. This year,  I was fortunate to be the advisor for the environmental conservation and sustainability group that worked for a week In the Tongass National Forest and Thorne Bay on the Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska. With [...]