Rest Daze

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstien Finding balance in life is hard. With outdoor sports, I typically devote myself to a singular… Continue reading

The Economics of the Outdoors

The dirtbag nature of many outdoor people is often noticeable upon first meeting them before any climbing, skiing, or venturing into the mountains even takes place. Arriving in the parking lot, you will… Continue reading

The Drive

We talk about drive a lot in outdoor sports—the drive to train, to get better, and to get faster in order to accomplish our often audacious mountain-related goals. It’s that drive that gets… 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

The Carrot not the Stick

The other day at the rock gym, a friend asked me how I was lucky enough to meet a girl who shares so many of my interests. The truth is that I did… Continue reading

Bringing the Inside Out

I have an ugly secret: over the past few years, I have grown to enjoy climbing in the rock gym. For a long time, I prided myself on being a member of the… 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

Outdoor Wife, Outdoor Life

I am almost positive that the phrase “happy wife, happy life” has been uttered by husbands everywhere since the dawn of time. In fact, I think there is even a pictograph implying as… Continue reading

Life Partner vs. Adventure Partner

For most of us, finding a person that we want to spend the rest of our lives with is a big deal (that’s right Ashley—life, not eternity). For those of us truly blessed, that… Continue reading