Monday, December 4, 2017

On President Trump's Destruction of Two Utah National Monuments

On President Trump's Destruction of Two Utah National Monuments
Legendary outdoors photographer Ansel Adams once said, "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." That chilling quote couldn't be more relevant now. I'm thinking a lot about Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante tonight. Usually, I don't open up about…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Backpacking Parika Lake in Colorado's Never Summer Wilderness

Backpacking Parika Lake in Colorado's Never Summer Wilderness
After arriving late into Denver on Thursday night and speeding up Berthoud Pass to the Fraser Valley, I got a room at the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch and crashed. Friday I awoke and gave myself a full day to acclimate to the altitude, as our definition of high-points in Wisconsin are small glacier kames t…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

What Am I Packing for Colorado?

What Am I Packing for Colorado?
Back to Colorado! Per the Timehop app, it shows three years ago today I arrived in Granby at YMCA of the Rockies to start a seasonal job working in outdoor recreation (easily the best life decision I’ve made thus far)…and now I’m heading back to that exact same spot today where I’ll be staying for two nights before h…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017