Sep 25, 2022
Search and rescue: fitness (re)assessment
Every year, search and rescue members must complete a pre-approved route to confirm their physical fitness. The routes gain between 2000 and 3000 feet, all in around 5 miles. I went out this morning to check the box.
Sep 18, 2022
Our first vacation in three years
We had to cancel or abandon our vacations each of the last three years. We finally got away for a few days.
Aug 20, 2022
So here’s the thing about Wyoming…
I grew up in a small Wyoming town (“small” and ”Wyoming town” are, of course, redundant). It’s a state of staggering natural beauty, sparsely populated by simple, kind people who seem to have no idea how hypocritical their beliefs are.
Aug 13, 2022
Search and rescue: gear changes
I’ve continued to make changes to my main search and rescue kit. In this post, I cover recent changes to my watch and chest harness.
Aug 6, 2022
Favorite gear: Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, Third Edition
In 1999, I moved from my Wyoming hometown to Oregon. Along the way, I stopped in Bozeman, Montana, and stayed with my cousin in his apartment in an abandoned brewery. On that trip, he gave me one of my favorite books I’ve ever owned.