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Iffy territory this music thing. Good chance you and I don't exactly share the same taste. So let me put it like this: singer and song writer David Wilcox handles the stage all by himself with ...
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What is summer if it's not water cooled? A tasty, delightful drink from the garden hose, a rowdy romp around the yard with squirt guns, or a dip in the lake? The summer of 2004, three years before ...
Before my wife became my wife, she gave me a backcountry permit for the Grand Canyon. So we spent a spring break with four friends camped on the Colorado River at Phantom Ranch. It was March 2001. ...
It started very innocently, I swear. I changed lanes on the bridge because the traffic in the right lane had totally stopped and I couldn't see why. I shifted into second gear, got ready to stomp ...
"My mantra has been, ever since we learned that Merridy's pregnant," narrates Strong, "I'm climbing and skiing smarter." Except one day up on Snoqualmie Pass with a fresh 12" coat of snow, he admits, ...
It's easy to assume anyone on a long-term trip around the world is just a trustafarian; living on the good tidings of a wealthy relative and lacking appreciation for real work. But I know better. ...
Could there possibly be a happier time in life than the honeymoon? My wife and I were waiting in line in the general store at the Grand Canyon North Rim just a couple of months after getting hitched. ...
It's one thing to say, "When I'm climbing, I'm a better parent." But when Jacinda Hunter says so, it really commands some attention. Yes, she's a prAna ambassador, which might make you think all she ...
More than one passerby of this space didn't let me get away with suggesting that a mighty fine air mattress could pass for bonafide camping equipment. The resounding rejections pointed right at how ...
Alpinist Jake Norton is gone from home several times a year to summit the world's tallest peaks for First Ascent, and because the gent has two little kids and a wife, you'd think his story would be ...
One time the fuel pump in my Jeep quit working and left my wife and me broken down on a back road in eastern Arizona. We hiked 10 miles, half of it in the rain and the last mile in hail, to the nearest ...
Created on Sun May 13, 2012
... on marriage and career and friendships and personal goals and all of that jazz until we became parents. Still, we trusted and started the journey. I'm glad we did. Brooke is like any other mother, I'm ...
It's so, um, funny to look back as a parent with a 4-year-old (or of any age methinks) and realize how easy those babies are. Well, sure, I'll admit they're slightly more significant than the first ...
If it's one activity I've dropped since becoming a parent, it's rock climbing. For no conscious reason, either. As our friends moved away or slipped out of the climbing scene around the time we ...
Created on Mon Mar 12, 2012
While the Turks like to say no road is long with good company, Charles Graeber once wrote in National Geographic Adventure, "A road trip is two people trapped in a metal coffin with no coffee." ...
Is there anything that cultivates romance, thrill, and delight like the outdoors does? We don't think so. Spending time outside kindles the fires of affection like nothing else. It's a good thing, ...
Created on Wed Jan 25, 2012
Before becoming parents, René Brask and his wife Sophie traveled around the world in search of waves to surf. The pair from Denmark found a fine place in Bali, a mountainous Indonesian island just ...
9 days after crashing on a halfpipe in Park City, Utah, four-time X Games female free ski champ Sarah Burke died on January 19, 2012. She was 29. Sarah took a spill after pulling a fairly easy trick ...
Created on Thu Jan 12, 2012
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L | Setting: f/14, 1/125, ISO 100 I stopped and looked around for another way. He, on the other hand, rolled by me on the passenger side, draped a wrist at ...
When Stuart Wickes and Kirstie Pelling got married, they honeymooned for six months in South America. Actually they rode their bicycles through South America. Not a bad way to celebrate the blissful ...

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