So, You Want to Be a Dirtbag?

Picture this; it’s almost dusk. Without cell service, you are relying on an atlas which shows only some of the web of dirt roads you’re navigating. The afternoon is getting late and you’ve overstayed your welcome at the local coffee shop in town. You set out to find a camp spot for the night. By…

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I Stand with Grand Staircase-Escalante

“We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers,…

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Congratulations and Condolences

My legs are pulsing in pain; I reposition them which provides a few seconds of relief but the ache returns. I turn on my side and close my eyes as I think I might get sick. Goose bumps appear on my skin and I pull a wool blanket over me, disregarding the red earth and…

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Need to Fill an Hour?

In case you’re also driving 11 hours today and need to fill the time with something! Thanks to Chris O’Brien of Running Inside Out Podcast for having me on and to MedVed Runing and Walking Outfitters for inviting me to their annual Voices From the Trail panel discussion. If you’re in the Rochester area be…

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