Whoa…

I had a really big day. Not really all that ready to talk about what I did specifically, but I linked three big peaks in a day in the Tetons. I actually only linked two, considering that I had to bail 40ft. from the summit of the Southern Teton due to a series of thunderstorms.…

Down Days at the Park

I returned to the park yesterday and discovered that I'd arrived back to Lander in the middle of the international climbers festival. I think my The Birth of an Idea essay talks a bit about my relationship with climbing events. The international climbers festival isn't one of those events, and I'm actually pretty bummed that I…

Thoughts from Lander

It's strange how sometimes it takes a thousand or more miles from home to realize how much we love home, and how instrumental the people back at home are in our calling it home. I miss my people. I'm sure it's just down day blues, since I just got out of the mountains and off…

On the Road

I arrived at my cousins house in Utah on Saturday. It's an intermediate stop, and the company is just as amazing as the landscapes. I've never traveled this far north. For all the climbing that I've done, believe it or not, I've been pretty much confined to California. And with the Sierras, Yosemite, Tahquitz and…

Self-Acceptance

I think the biggest process in life is the finding and embracing who we are. How often do we find ourselves in situations that just aren't for us? If you're like me, maybe more often than you'd prefer. It's not to say we have a bad time, but that there are just situations that aren't…

Lets Talk

Alan and I were sitting at Higher Grounds having some coffee after a great day of solitude at a relaxed pace up the North Face of Tahquitz. The locals call it Lily Rock. It was fathers day and less crowded on the rock and in the town than most weekdays. Such a nice reprieve from the…