Alaska has seduced me.

Alaska seems like a completely different life. Things are different here in the best ways possible. Do you ever have those days where the morning was so different than what is going on in this moment, even though it’s just a later time you have the sense that it has been a completely different day….

Squamtown Loving

Whistler has been amazing the past two days. Hitting the slops with fresh powder feeling as if I’m floating or even riding a wave back in San Diego. The conditions were amazing, at least at the top of the mountain. A few runs blinded by white out conditions but that quickly changing to amazing semi-clear…

A Pure Meaning of Words and Intentions

Adventure calls to me, and I am constantly answering no matter where I may be. It fills my life with meaning and happiness so pure; I’ve never quite found anything else like it. The laughter fills the air around me, generating a high level of energy infectious to anyone that crosses its path. This trip…

The Mental Game

Spending the better part of a week at Smith Rock allowed for us to get a good feel of what this place has to offer. We climbed a decent amount of the classic lines, even getting on Wherever I May Roam, a 5 pitch 5.9 sport route, with the whole crew (Leslie, Joseph, Kirby and…

Our First go at Smith Rock

Getting into Smith Rock late Monday Night, I was happily greeted by Leslie, who had got to camp just a few hours prior. We chatted for a split second while I assembled my items to set up camp (No camping in the RAV this go around, it’s strictly enforced at the Smith Rock Bivvy). She…

The Mountains Called to me…

Traveling though the Grand Teton National Park was something I didn’t really put too much thought in. I knew it was something I wanted to do, with the mind thought of possible future climbing excisions, alpine trekking adventures, learning to ski and even the possibility of moving to this area to reside in after time…

Endless Opportunities to get Outside!

The past week or so I haven’t made time or had much inspiration to write. I’ve been keeping busy making new adventure buddies while reconnecting with family and friends. Running from Eagle to Boulder to Colorado Springs then Denver and back to Boulder and surround areas. Taking on adventures consisting of climbing, mountain biking, enjoying local…

Time In Colorado

Colorado has been a change of pace for the past few days. I first arrived Carbondale making my way over to Bonfire Coffee, some climbers may find this oddly familiar due to it’s promotion through the Enormocast (if you haven’t heard of either, I highly recommend both). Enjoying my coffee and Banana Bread, I sat…

Top Destinations in Joshua Tree

This one is for my good friend Carol who is excited to get after it in one of my favorite places to frolic along the boulders amongst the magnificent Joshua Trees. I spent a good amount of time in Joshua Tree over the past 3 years living in San Diego. Taking upon some of my…

Back to the Creek

Last week I met Ben and Dodge while climbing at Super Crack Buttress while climbing with Graham. I befriended them setting intentions to reconnect in the following week when I returned to the Creek solo. Yesterday, I arrived in the creek early as the moon set on the west horizon while the sun burst over…

Indian Creek part 1

Time tends to fly by when you aren’t paying attention. The past week in Indian Creek with rest days spent in Moab has been quite special. I am very humbled and excited to go back knowing what I am up against and working to get on some more radical splitters. We climbed on quite a…

Wall Street Climbing

Our first day in Moab, we met up with my good friend Sarah, who I originally befriended on a Study Abroad program called Semester at Sea. Sarah currently lives in Moab with her boyfriends Brad during their offseason as firefighters for the National Forrest Services. After joining up at her house, we headed straight to…