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Malibu Creek With Climbing Legend Peter Croft

Saturday night I had the pleasure to watch a slideshow and talk given by Peter Croft for the annual  Ventura County Search and Rescue All-Team Training Event.  (Kelly and I  were guests, Kelly is a former SAR member).  The presentation was powerful, with amazing photos of the High Sierra adventures Croft has focused much of […]

5th Annual JTree Tweetup is Coming Up! (Thank Goodness the Parks Re-Opened)

I can hardly believe it, it’s going to be the FIFTH Annual JTree Tweetup this year! While the Government shutdown made me miss out on a 7 day trip in Yosemite, I’m so glad we didn’t have to have anyone cancel plane tickets for the JtreeTweetup! The official dates are November 8-11, 2013 but we […]

National Conservation Lands Also Afffected by Government Shutdown – Red Rocks, etc

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area and other areas like it are also affected by the Government shutdown. Facing the threat of a shutdown, the Bureau of Land Management devised a contingency plan that helps to answer some of these questions.  Generally: Visitor centers and recreational facilities are closed (including campgrounds and bathrooms).  All permitted […]

Government Shutdown – What it Means for Our National Parks – Yosemite, etc

The Government shutdown in regards to our National Parks will take place in 2 phases. Part of phase one includes instructing all day use visitors to leave the park immediately. Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and groundsin order […]

Guest Post: Little Mustang

While riding all alone across the high plains yesterday, me and my horse found this abandoned, starving and thirsty, wild-horse foal in the desert… (he must have fallen asleep when his herd left – by the state he was in, I was guessing 1-2 days ago). I decided to attempt to deliver him back to […]

Outdoor Research Insight Lab – I’m in!

A representative for Outdoor Research, makers of outdoor gear since as long as I can remember [they officially started in 1981] recently contacted me via Twitter asking me for my email. I gave it to him and it turns out I was chosen to be part of the inaugural Outdoor Research Insight Lab team! This […]

A Climber Learns to Ski – Weekend 2 with a First for Me During Snow Summit’s 60th Anniversary

A Climber Learns to Ski – Weekend 2 with a First for Me During Snow Summit’s 60th Anniversary I got longer skis this time. Just a tiny bit longer, they were still shorter than me though. For some reason I felt more advanced this time. That’s right, it was my big ol’ ego saying, “I’m […] 10 Year Anniversary – Chaco Boots Give Away!

It’s been 10 years since first launched and one of the highlights of this time period for me has been joining the Chaco Ambassador team. Well, I was thinking what better way to celebrate’s 10 Year Anniversary than to give away something new! I love my pairs of Chaco sandals and flip flops, but […]

ClimbTalk Radio – My Guest Appearance

This past Friday I was a guest on KVCU 1190 AM, CLIMBTALK rock climbing radio show which is broadcast from Boulder, CO and hosted by Michael Francis Brooks & Dave McAllister. First off, isn’t it great there’s a climbing talk radio show!?! Secondly, fellow guests included Peter Mortimer of Sender Films and the ReelRock tour, and […]

How to Get Started in Rock Climbing – 10 Year Anniversary Series Post

I recently realized that not only is 10 years old this year, but I started climbing over 20 years ago! It made me think back on when and how I started and how it might have changed since then. I started asking climbers how they got started. “A friend asked me to go bouldering […]