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A lot has happened since chapter one, a lot of miles have passed. I’m up to 169 miles of IAT since I out and back’ed (o/b’ed) the Brooklyn Wildlife segment on July 16 of this year. I recently revisited that segment when Sara, my sweetheart, was getting the last of the miles she needed for… Read more “Out and Back, Again – Chapter 2”
“Life is all about having fun, at all costs.” – Some guy I met when I was 18 (who seemed far too preoccupied with having a good time and who also seemed way too old to be hanging out with 18 year olds.) “There’s more to life than just having fun, Keith.” – Eric N.,… Read more “Transcending Fun”
I recently began segment hiking the Ice Age Trail (IAT) with the goal of doing every segment in both directions. The project has come to life on its own, taking shape and definition as I log miles. (I’m up to 70 miles in five months as of this writing) For lack of anything better to… Read more “Out and Back Again – Chapter 1”
I wanted to loop back on something that I touched on in my last post . To quote myself (an exercise I never tire of): “I get depressed and suicidal less because I climb. And when I do get depressed and suicidal, I know what to do with it because I climb.” Some people have… Read more “The Climbing Addiction Pt. II”
I was at work earlier this spring, helping a gentleman decide on a pair of climbing shoes. He was in the market for something aggressive, as he was leveling up in his climbing. He was a bit older, I’d say close to his late 30s – though it’s tough to say with a mask, and… Read more “The Climbing Addiction”
Yesterday I returned from a short climbing trip to the Red River Gorge. Door to door it was about 530 miles and took about 9 hours. Maybe 10. Drives like that, it helps if you have edibles. Speaking of driving, I’d like to address something: We all know that both Iowa and Nebraska are unparalleled… Read more “Giving it Back”
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