Posts (by Geography)

A Listing of Posts by Geography:

Sunset on Catalina
Sunset on Catalina

California & the Sierra Nevada

The Freakin’ Catalina Trail Mixer – A report on the Trans-Catalina Trail in 2010

Three Days on 395 – A long weekend enjoying the East Side

The Ragged Edge of the World – Journeys in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Pete Lake, Alpine Lakes
Pete Lake, Alpine Lakes

Cascadia (WA and OR)

A Season of Upward Momentum – A wrap-up of hikes in the Pacific Northwest in 2013

Ambling to Annette – A trail report to Annette Lake in the Cascades

Getting Dirty on Dirty Harry – Trip Report to Dirty Harry Peak off the I-90.

Mount Si – A description of the local classic hike

Scenic Hot Springs – A snowshoe trip to local hot springs

Way Up on the High Divide – Backpacking what might be the Olympics greatest trail

The West Ridge of Stuart – Getting stuck under a boulder is…fun?

Exhaustion and Enchantment – A trip to the Enchantments

Ghost and Glaciers – A trip above Monte Cristo

Ramblin’ on Rattlesnake – A hike up Rattlesnake Mountain

Cascade Top 10 Lakes – A cheesy attempt to cash in on lists!  With pics!

Edging on Forbidden – Climbing Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades


Little Buoux, Cave Lake State Park
Little Buoux, Cave Lake State Park

Nevada – My home state!

An Alpine Foray Along US 50 – A quick jaunt in Great Basin National Park

Pig Rock – A description of my local desert climbing area


Looking towards Santa Fe Baldy, Pecos Wilderness
Looking towards Santa Fe Baldy, Pecos Wilderness

New Mexico, Colorado, & Utah

Las Conchas – A picturesque New Mexican climbing area

Mesa Verde – A description of the National Park

Puerto Nambe, Pecos Wilderness – A three peak day-hike near Santa Fe

A Psalm for the Mountains – An ode to Zion National Park


The Julian Alps, Slovenia
The Julian Alps, Slovenia


A Holiday on the Roof of the World (Parts One, Two, Three, Four) – The epic tale of trekking the Annapurna Circuit

Getting High in Slovenia, Or Tripping in Triglav – A unique summit in Slovenia

A Short Walk in the Rainforest – A day hike in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest

Perambulations in the Pirin – Hut-to-hut hiking in Bulgaria’s beautiful Pirin Range

A Reflection on Sri Lanka – Not quite a trip report, but a “feelings” report

Them Howlin’ Winds, or Pain in Patagonia – Not dying in Patagonia

Thought Pieces

A National Failure… – My thoughts on the government shut-down

Veterans’ Day and Listening – My thoughts on returning from Afghanistan and finding solace in the mountains

Dealing with the Donbass– My thoughts on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where I was once a Peace Corps Volunteer

On Cowardice… – My thoughts on failure and fear

In Loving Memory – Thoughts on my Grandmother’s passing

Pics or it didn’t happen – Thoughts on social media in the big wild

Honoring our Veterans – Thoughts on Veterans’ Day

On Baseball – Thoughts on baseball

 Castle has fallen… – Thoughts on the collapse of Helmand Province

The Greatest Urban Run in America – An outdated, yet still true, piece on running in DC

On Trump – Thoughts on our (now) President

Colin Kaepernick and his stand. – The debate rages over standing for the anthem

A Thanksgiving Declaration – What we do now.

The Evanescence of Power – Soft power is ebbing away from America, why?

On Power and Naming – Who gets to name what?
Reviews – Music & Literature

Sermon on the Rocks – A review of Josh Ritter’s newest album

City of Bohane

The Field of Fear, or Flynn’s Folly… – A review of the disgraced General Flynn’s book


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