Mentally Preparing for a Thru-Hike
In the year 2000, I had thirty boxes of trail food packed and waiting to be shipped from Poulsbo, WA to post offices along the Appalachian Trail. I’d just received the first at Neel’s Gap… [Read More]
How to Choose a Rope
It doesn't matter if you're a 5.2 beginning climber or a 5.14 rock slayer, whether you wear Carhartts or neon lycra at the crag, every climber out there shares one thing in common; at some point our… [Read More]
Layering for Cold Water Kayaking
It's critical to dress for the swim. [Read More]
Ready to Lead Ice?
Preparing for Unstable Snow
A word or two of avy advice from a San Juan snow mama... Avalanches are on my mind all day, every day, all winter here in Colorado's San Juan mountains. Silverton, you may have heard of it,… [Read More]
Projecting A Route
Staying Dry, Even in the Wet!
When planning trips in advance, the weather can not be anticipated. As your trip gets closer every day, you probably find yourself doing what I do: looking at all the different websites for weather… [Read More]
Keeping Your Cool in the Cold
To lesson the likelihood of Raynauds attacks avoid the following; exposure to cold weather, drinking/eating caffein, touching cold objects, perspiring, cool/moist environments, and stressful… [Read More]