I had to stop to breathe; this mountain was kicking my ass. The slopes at the base of the cliffs … Continue reading A Monster Hike: Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliffs
(Cover Image: Fred Beckey) Virtually anyone who climbs, has ever picked up a climbing magazine, seen Reel Rock, or any … Continue reading Dirtbag Dreams: Fantasy vs Reality
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Above timberline, with sustained winds around fifty miles per hour and gusts approaching ninety, while the temperature hovers somewhere just … Continue reading Nature Boys from the ‘Hood
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But it’s not a cacophony, more a delicate fullness of natural sound that fills the thick air around you. It’s also not the case that these sounds weren’t there before. Rather, because you suddenly lack the ability to see, you gain the ability to listen. The forest converses with itself, and you overhear. Everything is suddenly very present to the mind and ears. You are so in this fucking moment. Continue reading Before Darkness Lifts: Pre-Dawn Hiking the AT