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.

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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

September Wrap Up

“I am getting so far out one day I won’t come back at all.” – William S. Burroughs When I first decided to begin working for myself, I had grand visions of spending… Continue reading

Ninja Star: Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody

It’s funny looking back on how I acquired the Outdoor Research Whirlwind Hoody. A few years ago, a friend had bought one and wouldn’t shut up about how much he loved the lightweight,… Continue reading

Climbers Come Together

The long hike up to Mount Washington’s Henderson Ridge this past weekend gave me a lot of time to think. In between trying to keep up with fast-moving friends, catch my breath, and… Continue reading

Treat Your Feet—Ellsworth Socks

When putting together a reliable and functional outdoor kit, the average person’s thoughts drift toward the sexier items first. Brightly colored rain shells using important sounding materials such as Gore-Tex, Pertex, and Hyvent are usually… Continue reading

Finding Fun Amongst Rumney Crowds

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” –Shakespeare With Labor Day weekend fast approaching, making a decision about what to do was conflicting. I desperately wanted to get outside and into… Continue reading

August Wrap Up

“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.” ―Hunter S. Thompson This summer has seemingly… Continue reading