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Ruby’s First Roadtrip!

Introducing…. Ruby: a 2004 Subaru Forester! After the Rover went out with such a spectacular bang, a big part of me wanted to keep living the drive-to-the-end-of-any-road dream and get another beast, but I elected to keep moving forward onto the … Continue reading

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RIP Rover: On Walking Away

Two summers ago, stuck in Crested Butte, Colorado with my trailer, two dogs and a dying Subaru, I searched Craigslist on a whim for my dream car: an older Land Rover Discovery. A rare 5-speed manual popped up for sale in Colorado Springs, and … Continue reading

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Skiing Is Believing

In October, I climbed Mount Saint Helens by moonlight and when I stood on the summit at sunrise, I felt the mountain rumble beneath my feet. On the way back down, sliding freely down the loose scree slope on the soles of my … Continue reading

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In Hollywood they say, “Mush You Huskies!” In Montana we say, “Hike You Mutts!”

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself … Continue reading

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Black Friday: You Save Even More When You Don’t Buy Anything At All…

In honor of Black Friday, here’s my aconsumerism post Conquering IKEA. Enjoy! And remember kids, you save even more when you don’t buy anything at all! My college apartment was amazing. Over the course of my three years there I … Continue reading

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Washington Cascades: Mount Saint Helens by Moonlight

When I was a kid, my Uncle Frank gave me a jar of ash from the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens. I wasn’t born yet when the mountain blew its top, but that jar of fine grey powder – … Continue reading

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Wonderful Life: Hike to the Burgess Shale!

Hey everybody, today is National Fossil Day! In celebration, here’s a repost of one of my favorite stories, Wonderful Life, about my hike to the Burgess Shale fossil beds in British Columbia. Enjoy!  When I was young, my dad took … Continue reading

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Hiking In Hunting Season

Fall is my favorite hiking season, with one major drawback: it’s also hunting season. I don’t have a problem sharing the woods with sportsmen, as long as they hunt responsibly, but being around flying bullets does tend to put me … Continue reading

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Washington Cascades: Mount Adams!

I must admit an error. When I reposted the “Special Auction” post the other day, I was working on my phone, from a free campsite on the flank of Mount Adams and I neglected to remove the paragraph about this being … Continue reading

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A Special Auction

My favorite day of the year is always the Third Saturday of September: Auction Day! On this day, every year for the past 24 years, the Amish and Mennonite communities of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have held a spectacular benefit auction … Continue reading

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