Monthly Archives: October 2012

Explosions in the Sky: Pawnee National Grasslands

I’m currently in western Virginia, pretty far from the center of Sandy. So far we’ve had high winds and rain, but the James River doesn’t seem to be rising and the Teardrop hasn’t blown away yet. My friends and family … Continue reading

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The Toughest Race on Earth

The toughest race on Earth isn’t really a race: no timers, no records, no winners, no podium. Just 12  miles, cross-country, over 22 sadistic obstacles designed by the British Special Forces. The objective? To finish and to help your fellow Tough … Continue reading

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Babes in the Woods: Shenandoah, Virginia

Last time I saw my friend Amy, we got purposely lost off trail in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park, climbed JT’s epic boulders until our fingers bled, slept out under the stars and woke up to one of the most … Continue reading

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Another Way To Fly

After a day spent watching 450 BASE jumpers leap, flip and dive off of one of the world’s most impressive bridges at the New River Gorge, I was jonesing for an adrenaline fix. So when my cousin invited us to … Continue reading

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Bridge Day 2012: Extreme Sports & Extreme Eating

I finally made it to Bridge Day, the one day BASE jumping festival at the New River Gorge bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia. My dad grew up in Fayetteville and I’ve been hiking and climbing at the gorge on many … Continue reading

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Bridge Day: Thrills & Spills in West Virginia’s New River Gorge

I’m off to West Virginia for Bridge Day! I’ve been wanting to check out this festival for years, but have always been elsewhere in October. Bridge Day is billed as the world’s largest extreme sport event, featuring hundreds of BASE jumpers … Continue reading

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The (Not So) Wild Ponies of Virginia’s Grayson Highlands

Four years ago in mid-October, I spent a memorable weekend camping on Assateague Island with a group of friends whom had all met at Wyman Dell, the best dog park in Baltimore. The Assateague trip was my sendoff: I had … Continue reading

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Hiking the AT: Glorious Grayson Highlands!

You know what I love most about the Appalachian Trail? That I can pick a section I don’t know anything about purely on the basis of convenience and have it turn out to be as glorious as the section we … Continue reading

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Packing for Backpacking: Southern Virginia!

This weekend I’m going backpacking in southern Virginia! I had backpacking plans the past two weekends, but I canceled both trips to be with my family. This weekend I’ll be making up for lost trail time (I’m still trying to hit … Continue reading

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Finding D.O.G.

Four years ago, I took a road trip to Monument Valley, near the Arizona – Utah border, and came home with a puppy. Keeping a skinny, filthy, half-wild mutt I found wandering in the desert could have been a complete disaster, … Continue reading

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