I’m headed back to Bariloche, in the midst of a traveling blitz that included a hike from the refugio to the trailhead – hitchhike to Cochamo town – amazing sleep at the Ferretería de Gladys – bus to Puerto Montt – and now a bus to Bariloche and copious amounts of strawberries and grapes for … More My Happy Medium
I just emerged from six fantastic months of chasing summer through the Northwest, Yosemite, the desert Southwest, and most recently, Joshua Tree. Six months of splitters and warm rock and tank tops, and now in the span of a few days and a drive north, it’s December. Winter. It’s a world of red & green and long lines at … More Chasing the Sun
“You’re really living the dream,” they say. Inside I cringe; please don’t be jealous, My life is more than what makes it through Instagram filters. You see color and beauty, adventure and friendship; You don’t see the weeds: My swollen eyes and Matt’s bewildered expression, Traffic jams, aimless afternoons, Questions of “what’s next?” Anxiety. Missing … More Let’s Eat Pie
It’s raining. It’s been raining on and off in the PNW for awhile now, and it’s beginning to seem like summer is officially over, despite hopes for a sendy “Send-tember” and a rockin’ “Rock-tober.” I’ve been wearing my running shoes more than my approach shoes recently, and I’ve been sending more crossword puzzles than rock … More Enough.
Yesterday, Polly and I drove home to our base in Leavenworth from Washington Pass. Yesterday we drove to Washington Pass from Leavenworth as well, but I’m getting ahead of myself. On the drive home we brainstormed tag lines for the Live Your Dream grant trip report that we need to write for the American Alpine … More It Ain’t Easy, Living the Dream
“I don’t think I want to climb anymore. Like, ever. I think I’m going to quit.” That’s what I said. Mark it down, July 25, 2014. Approximately 5pm, at the Lower Cheeks at Index. Matt is my witness, for all you doubters. I was coming back after a 7 week ankle injury during which I … More I quit!
If you’re a girl, an American girl in particular, going on a solo bike tour (or any sort of solo adventure for that matter) you keep a blog. Almost without fail, this seems to be the case. And in this blog, you will write about your bike by name (usually a female name), referring to … More We’re all so unique in the same way