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 [...]
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 team [...]
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 going [...]
It’s been 10 years since Rockgrrl.com 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 Rockgrrl.com’s 10 Year Anniversary than to give away something new! I love my pairs of Chaco sandals and flip flops, but [...]
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 Jay Peery [...]
I recently realized that not only is Rockgrrl.com 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 in [...]
Last Sunday I went whale watching for the second time in my life, I used a Groupon deal and invited an old roommate of mine out for a bit of adventure. My excuse to get her to come out this way was it was for her birthday (though her birthday was in November).
We set off [...]
If you’ve seen me outdoors, you’ve undoubtedly seen me with a camera in hand. Combining outdoor sports with photography is sometimes hard, but always rewarding.
One thing that makes it hard is handling and securing photography gear. When I first saw an R strap I was pretty excited, they are made by a company called Black [...]
If you’ve been climbing in Joshua Tree National Park, you’ve probably seen Randy Vogel’s work, for decades his Joshua Tree Guides have been the number one source for route beta for climbers there. His first guide, Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guide printed in 1986 was a hefty tome, and its Second Edition printed in 1992 [...]
I have so many posts to write but I went to the Banff Mountain Film Festival last night and wrote a short bit, which I thought I’d share…
Just came back from watching the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Santa Barbara.
There were six films featured, one about biking (mountain biking mainly), one about a climbing/base jumping [...]