Category Archives: Travel

Leaving Argentina

I’m looking out the window on the flight from Houston to Denver, the second-to-last leg of our return trip from Patagonia. Soaring over what I think are the hills of West Texas, I reflect back on my time in Argentina. … Continue reading

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Patagonia

It’s 5 a.m., and rain is slathering lo de Guille, our hostel in El Chaltén, Argentina, drumming on the roof and hammering the cement outside the window. We woke at 4, already packed for the all-day hike to Paso Superior where … Continue reading

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Snow and sun

If you were wondering how snowy Memorial Day weekend was in Yellowstone, the first few photos here will give you an idea. The chocolate river is the Gallatin from Squaw Creek/Storm Castle. It peaked for the season on Tuesday afternoon … Continue reading

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Sagebrush, skiing and the Superbowl

People around here are still talking about Madonna’s Superbowl performance, so I figure it’s legit to reminisce about it too. Pat and I threw our skis in the truck that Saturday morning and drove southwest from Bozeman, through Ennis and … Continue reading

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Heebie Jeebies

Nervousness is squirming through me. I just drove back from Livingston, where it was -2 degrees. It’s like 35 here in Bozeman, a half hour away. I’m supposed to drive to Salt Lake for the Outdoor Retailer trade show early tomorrow … Continue reading

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Cooke City avalanche fatalities

Nick, Carly, Pat and I went to Cooke City over New Year’s on a mission to ski, celebrate and write a story. We were there during a pretty serious avalanche cycle, and the day we arrived, two people died in … Continue reading

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Island dreams

My parents and I are in Dallas, visiting my grandmother and uncle. It’s raining, and water is pouring from my uncle’s gutters onto the cement outside. Today, my brother–who’s in Vermont studying his ass off in engineering school–sent a picture … Continue reading

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A tow truck and a trash bag

A week ago it was too hot. Last night it snowed. Must be fall. Two of these photos deserve explanation. The Batmobile getting towed. When Carly and I went climbing a few weeks ago, my truck started making this high pitched … Continue reading

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Demo derby

At the end of my visit to Vermont in August, my family and I went to the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction. We used to go every year when I was a kid, but I hadn’t been in probably … Continue reading

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The Elephant’s Perch

I’m sitting on a ledge, 600 feet up the Elepant’s Perch, barefoot, thirsty and relaxed. It’s a hot July day on the 1000’ southwest facing wall, and it’s 5 p.m. I pull the rope through my belay device steadily as … Continue reading

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