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

Spring Wrap Up

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Vegas, Baby…VEGAS!

There is one lesson that I seem destined to learn over and over again: when traveling to do something adventurous, the adventure often lies in the travel itself. Most recently, I was forced… Continue reading

If You Don’t Like the Weather, Wait a Minute

Mark Twain famously said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” Never has that statement felt truer than over the past few weeks, as we… Continue reading

Catching Up—Winter Wrap Up

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon

Losing My Mind

It’s been a busy winter, and while I haven’t been missing time in the mountains, the more hectic nature of life has had me missing other things, most notably key pieces of gear.

A Trip to the Desert in Photos

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums At the moment, I lack the words to adequately describe the beauty of the American… Continue reading

October Wrap Up

“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really PLAYED.” ― Dr. Seuss While I would love to brag about how I crushed Rocktober this year, took amazing trips, and… Continue reading

The Dilemna of Being a Good Friend/Climbing Partner

Growing up in suburban Massachusetts to non-outdoorsy parents, I had limited experience with activities like hiking, backcountry skiing, and climbing. Instead, I grew up playing traditional team sports such as football, basketball, and baseball.… Continue reading