Alright, so it's 2018! Does anyone else feel... absolutely no different? I mean, one day it's 2017, the next day it's 2018. I am the same person. Cleary, I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions. The way I see it, the new year is really just an opportunity to ogle the newest Women of Climbing … Continue reading 2018’s Epic Adventure Gatherings
The first boulder problem I ever topped out was a V0- jug haul in Central Park that couldn’t have been more than eight feet high. My two climbing partners were meeting a few of their gym buddies to work on a problem around the front side of Worthless Boulder, a V4 called Mean Green. I’d … Continue reading The Weakest Link
Years ago, while staying near the Roosevelt Lodge in Yellowstone with my mom and sister, I fell in love with oatmeal. The lodge served these enormous bowls of Montana Milling Oatmeal with fresh blueberries, brown sugar, walnuts, and a small pitcher of milk on the side. It was marvelous. Prior to indulging in this heavenly … Continue reading Muesli: The Original Hippie Trail Cereal
As the holiday season approaches, days get colder, and that familiar smell of peppermint-and-pine-and-spice fills the air, there’s another thought that hits my mind: time to start buying gifts. It's not that I'm all of a sudden filled with amazing gift ideas and I'm ready to shop - oh no. I just see all the … Continue reading Gifts for Gearheads with Too Much Stuff
I'm going through another one of those need gear now phases. You know the one - where you just really, really, really want some new, shiny, piece of equipment to add to your growing collection. For me, right now, it's new climbing shoes. I keep looking at them, thinking about buying them, even going as far as … Continue reading So You Want New Gear?
Happy first weekend of Eco Challenge! If you've never heard of the Eco Challenge, it's an event sponsored by the Northwest Earth Institute, and it challenges participants to make changes to their environmental impact for fourteen days in a row. I think this quote from their site sums it up well: “Common wisdom says it … Continue reading tips for reducing waste (when out camping or backpacking)
Candy bar oatmeal: kid-tested, parent approved. Well, not parent approved, because I'm not a parent, but as a child-at-heart, this oatmeal is DELICIOUS. If you haven't tried overnight oats when you're out backpacking, I highly recommend it. You know those mornings when you want to get up early and get out of camp, and really … Continue reading Almond Joy Overnight Oats