The Maze

Posted by on May 1, 2009 in Moab | No Comments

I think of music, and of a musical analogy to what seems to me the unique spirit of desert places. Suppose for example that we can find a certain resemblance between the music of Bach and the sea; the music of Debussy and a forest glade; the music of Beethoven and (of course) great mountains; […]

White Rim: Sweet Relief

Posted by on Apr 29, 2009 in Moab, Photos | 3 Comments

Sweet, sweet relief…

White Rim: No Exit

Posted by on Apr 28, 2009 in Moab | 3 Comments

INEZ [struggling and laughing]: But, you crazy creature, what do you think you’re doing? You know quite well I’m dead. ESTELLE: Dead? [She drops the knife. A pause. INEZ picks up the knife and jabs herself with it regretfully.] INEZ: Dead! Dead! Dead! Knives, poison, ropes–all useless. It has happened already, do you understand? Once […]

Ever On and On

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Moab | 2 Comments

The Road goes ever on and onDown from the door where it began.Now far ahead the Road has gone,And I must follow, if I can,Pursuing it with eager feet,Until it joins some larger wayWhere many paths and errands meet.And whither then? I cannot say. ~Tolkien Words and thoughts and feelings are still being formulated from […]

White Rim TT V.2

Posted by on Apr 23, 2009 in Moab | One Comment

It is that time again.  2 days.  2 White Rim laps. 200 miles.  I will be on my 29er SS Friday hammering as well as I can.  32×16 ought to get the job done.  Either that, or destroy my legs. I am really pretty curious how I will be feeling tomorrow.  Last year I finished in 8:54 […]

How To: Lobby your S.O. for Gear

Posted by on Apr 22, 2009 in How To | 8 Comments

This post is another in a series of ‘How To’ Posts that I started last year. Click here to read the previous installments. We all, at one time or another have needed new gear. Whether a bike, or a part for a bike, a new pack, or a pair of shoes, it is inevitable that […]

The Backcountry Times

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Outdoor | One Comment

I have had an idea brewing in the back of my mind for quite a while now. I wanted to create a website that pulls together blog posts, articles, videos and photos from a variety of sources and highlights them all at one place. It would be a simple and easy way to get an […]

Little Cottonwood Canyon

Posted by on Apr 17, 2009 in Ski, Wasatch | 4 Comments

Little Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Utah

The Bombs Bursting in Air

Posted by on Apr 16, 2009 in Ski, Wasatch | 6 Comments

As the howitzer shells dropped onto the northern slopes of Little Cottonwood Canyon, we dropped powder shots on the south side. Dug, Mark, Aaron, Ben and Nate. Ben dropped a cornice into the chute atop Scotties Bowl. Which on its own is not that remarkable. The front flip he did off that cornice, skied out […]

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