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Rainier Pack/Equipment List

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2020 Firsts and Notables

Outward Bound Dogsledding Trip Boundary Waters Skijouring HAMS – Alpine Training Ouray Ice Climbing WI4+(ish) Though Kicked Out, 145 Feet Truck Camper Shell Many Nights Camping in Truck Full-on Cardio Training for Alpine Stuff COVID-19 Two-A-Days During COVID Downtime Extended … Continue reading

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Training For the New Alpinism – Base Fitness Test

I just finished Steve House and Scott Johnston’s Training for the New Alpinism, and I am excited to put into action what I learned. Hopefully by the summer I will be back into military shape. I took the baseline fitness … Continue reading

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Centennial Trail

A couple of friends and I decided with very little planning to hike the Centennial Trail. I had been eying it since I took a vacation to the area with my family. For the most part it was exactly what … Continue reading

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Outward Bound – Boundary Waters Dog Sledding

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Boundary Waters – Day 1: Great Team/Group Our instructors seem nice and genuinely happy to be here. The veterans all seem very laid back and, surprisingly, there does not seem to be an overbearing alpha personality in the group.  Steve … Continue reading

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Pirsig’s Gumptionology 101

Gumption Gumption describes exactly what happens to someone when they connect with quality … they get filled with gumption. A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things, he is at the front of the train … Continue reading

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2019 Firsts and Notables

Symphony with family (Swan Lake) Bought fat-bike Real hangboard training Consistent climbing Downhill skiing with Logan (her first lift ride) Glissading Couloir Climbs Bouldering Enchanted Rock Biked Across San Antonio CMC Trip Leader Jade Driving Acadia peakbagging trip Worked with … Continue reading

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Thud and Blunder Bikepacking

My bikepacking buddy and I threw together an overnight trip from Aurora to Colorado Springs to prep for a longer trip we intend to embark on to celebrate the life of Kit Carson (aptly named the “Blood and Thunder” trip). … Continue reading

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PEEG 2.0 – My Surly Pugsley Bikepacking Rig

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2018 Firsts and Notables

NHL Playoff Game Chopsticks Questival Paid of NASA Finally hit my credit score goal Padre Failure Ski Resort Trip Hiked Across San Antonio West Coast Trail First Rifftracks event Royal George (its been decades) Set bike to work speed record, … Continue reading

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