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WEEK EIGHT: THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

This was it. I only managed an hour of sleep before midnight came and I had to crawl from ..


WEEK SEVEN: DUMBSTRUCK

The great volcano of Mt. Rainier loomed as heavily in my mind as it loomed over the city of Seattle. ..


WEEK SIX: THE COAST IS CLEAR

Hello dampness, my old friend. A cold mist blew across the ocean bluff, infiltrating my campsite and leaving a ..


WEEK FIVE: A LINE IN THE SAND

They say that when threatened by fire, one should head towards water. If that’s the case, then hiking five ..


WEEK FOUR: MONUMENTAL

“One hundred eight degrees in Redding,” the radio announced. That brief message cemented my decision to escape California’s Central ..


Week Two: The Slippery Slope

This must be how a beginning skier feels when he makes a wrong turn on the bunny slopes and ends ..


Week one: Dark side of the moon

Darkness… the backdrop for all manner of morally questionable enterprises. I had waited until the murky hours of moonlight ..


Off The Map: Week 15, dark horse

I thought my summer travels were over. I’d seen enough, climbed enough, and risked my life enough times for ..


Week 14: My crowning achievement

It certainly looked like a palisade. Above the rolling, wild Sierra high country stood the final line of defense ..


Off The Map: Week 13, to the last ember

Around mid-afternoon I looked up from my laptop and noticed that the quality of the sunlight had changed. Across ..


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