I am frustrated. In my life, where I expected a positive derivative of skill and coolness, I have experienced a steeply negative one since high school. This is NOT OKAY!!! I’m spending the week before I go back to Pittsburgh at UCLA, and there is a very subtle and very niggling feeling of longing in my gut that I can’t get rid of. I want to live like this, with good food and...
Four-wheeled to hell
There have only been a few times in my life where I have been truly scared for my personal safety. This New Year’s day just got bumped up to the bottom of that list. Now, keep in mind; in the whole trip, there was only a brief minute where our lives were actually in danger, but the adrenaline rush from being whipped around in a Nissan Xterra (oscillating just inches from a ragged stone...
I am amazed that people blog so consistently during the holidays. Spending my new year climbing in North Lake Tahoe! This is, without a doubt, the worst snow conditions I have seen in my double decade of skiing; and some of the best winter weather for climbing. Sunny, chilly rocks, beautiful views and great hikes. What better way to herald in the new year than with a dozen friends and two...