Spinning My Wheels

This year, I had a love affair with my mountain bike (okay, bikes) that began in the spring and lasted through the fall. However, with the arrival of winter, and its dark, gloomy mood,… Continue reading

The Drive to Drink

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger After a summer and fall spent waking up before sunrise to ride my mountain bike, I learned… Continue reading

Confessions of a Puffy Coat Addict

  They say the first step to dealing with a problem is admitting that you have a problem, so here it goes: I’m addicted to puffy coats. Whether it’s insulated with down, synthetic,… Continue reading

Get Out…Outside, That Is

  During my early years in the outdoors, I spent nearly as much time and energy pursuing the perfect gear as I did chasing my outdoor ambitions and dream trips. These days, during… Continue reading

Ready for Winter Update

Ice tools have been sharpened and skis tuned, I’ve played in the snow a little, and my chili recipe is on point—it must be winter! While I would love to brag about the… Continue reading

Dos Amigos

With winter almost here and ski season set to begin, we’re sure to see an uptick in visitors over the next few months. Entertaining in the winter is easy, and entertaining skiers is even… Continue reading

Almost Winter Update

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, winter sports season has officially begun. By the time I publish this, the Black Dike has been climbed signaling the beginning of ice season and a fair amount… Continue reading

Suds in the Shower

Whenever we have guests over, I’m struck with nerves about the state of our bathroom. No, it’s not because there are whiskers in the sink, something growing in the shower, or that it’s missing… Continue reading

Mountain Town Monologue

When I think of the idyllic mountain town, my mind strangely wanders to a place that I have never been: the Alps. In dreamy moments, like when the Powerball jackpot exceeds a few… Continue reading

End of Fall Check-In

Whew! October was a whirlwind with multiple articles being published, an increase in “real” work—thank you, fast-approaching holiday season—and a much-needed vacation in Utah that ended up being light on relaxing, but heavy… Continue reading