Category Archive: 4000-footers

Fall Check-In, Volume 1

Yikes, it’s been a long time since I last posted here! In fact, it has been so long that I feel the need to break my latest check-in into two parts. If you… Continue reading

Almost Summer Check In

“I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.” ― Ogden Nash Hardly a spring passes without me being shocked… Continue reading

The Right Direction

“What’s in store for me in the direction I don’t take?” –Jack Kerouac The other day, while scrolling through Facebook and avoiding the growing pile of work on my desk, I stumbled across… Continue reading

Optimistic on Osceola

Hot would be an understatement when describing the weather last week. With temperatures in the nineties almost every day, it was clear that summer had finally arrived. During the week, I had begun to settle… Continue reading

I’ll Never Do That Again

Whether it’s climbing, mountain biking, or hiking, there’s something satisfying about completing a hard route, a scary mountain bike trail, or a grueling hike. While the feeling of accomplishment is a nice reward… Continue reading

Forget Me Not

When my fiancée, Ashley, and I began dating, it not surprisingly coincided with us doing more outdoor activities together. Despite both of us having worked for Eastern Mountain Sports for many years and… Continue reading

Everyday Is Saturday

For the moment, I am blessed to be free from the responsibility of a nine-to-five job (or any job, for that matter). While the idea of being unemployed was slightly terrifying at first, the reality of… Continue reading

Sneaking Suspicion

As someone who spends and inordinate amount of time outside and thinking about being outside, I put a lot of thought into my gear. At times, I agonize over what to carry and… Continue reading

Not Quite Deja Vu

The day started with an eerily familiar feeling and why wouldn’t it? I had woken early and had the usual fight against my desire to stay in bed, catch up on Netflix, and enjoy… Continue reading

Winter is…here

We have finally made it to the part of the year where my anticipation of ski season really begins to bubble over. Ski movies have started being released; locally there have been numerous… Continue reading