Getting Dirty on Dirty Harry

Yesterday (April 18), a fresh Friday morning, I set out to enjoy the impromptu breaking sun on the I-90.  I wanted somewhere with a view, and with little avy danger, so I settled on Dirty Harry Peak.  I guess I felt lucky.  Oh god, the puns, the puns... Parked down below the gate, and cruised... Continue Reading →

Dealing with the Donbass…

"Za nas, za vas, i za Donbass!" Oh the many times I've stated, slurred, shouted, and sang the wonderful, pithy slogan of the Donbass--usually before a sto gram (100 grams, or a Ukrainian shot of vodka).  I lived for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the northern corner of the Donbass; my village was... Continue Reading →

Ambling to Annette, or Spring Hiking on I-90

Alright, dear readers, I want to do some spring cleaning.  New seasons mean new ideas:  I'm hoping to write real trip reports/thoughts-on-trail after each trip to the great outdoors...the time writing is better spent crafting something fun and helpful versus me spending yet another hour getting tube-lost on the lists in Buzzfeed... Set out on... Continue Reading →

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