***I’m quite psyched to announce that I’m now a contributing writer for Eastern Mountain Sport’s blog. For anyone who knows me at all, you know that I’m an EMS addict, ...
What have I been up to?
I know it’s been a long time since I posted. Like embarrassingly far too long. But the basic fact is sometimes you just need a break from well… everything. See, as last winter approached I was in the midst of planning this awesome eight week long snowboarding sabbatical. It was unlike anything I had ever […]
Hey all! Starting with this awesome review, you’re going to start seeing occasional write-ups by other members of the adventure crew. First up, Ms. Lori Taylor! The Tenders & Trails adventure crew recently got a chance to experience the mix of roaring engines, a whole lot of cold, wet mud, and the beauty of NH’s […]
A few nights ago as I was just two moves away from completing a climbing project that had been stumping me for months, I couldn’t help but to think of how far I’d come. I mean there was the obvious “Hmm, I’m about to touch the ceiling 40+ feet up”, but it was way deeper […]
Every time I think of sleeping pads, I think of those massive foam things you always seem strapped on the bottom of already overloaded hiking backpacks. You know – the ones that require the ability to defy laws of physics and two extra hands to actually pack up into something half way reasonable. We’ve all […]
Just as I was trying to figure out how to write an intro to this trip report, a pretty sweet climbing video was sent my way. Normally, climbing videos are all about some sick first ascent on a crazy 5.15 in Spain or some dizzying bouldering problem in rural China. I love those videos, but […]
One of the reviews I’ve been most stoked to write all summer is this one. There is hardly any summer activity in New England I can think of more intense than white water rafting, and going with U.S. Rafting pretty much just guarantees you’re going to push all your own limits. I mean, we totally […]
There are a few dozen sayings about confronting fear by just doing whatever you’re afraid of. But I swear there is nothing quite like the millisecond right before you know it’s going to happen. You’re too far in to back out, just far enough out to have one final memorable fleeting thought cross your mind, […]
One thing I’m not particularly proud to admit is that I’m absolutely terrified of water. Rushing water, deep water, water with lots of plants, water known to have sharks, water with things to get stuck under, water at night… You get the idea, right? So for me to actually willingly take on a kayaking trip […]
I’m pretty psyched to present my first ever gear review… for someone else! For those of you in the outdoor world, you know this is exciting stuff. I’ve been reviewing my own gear for awhile now, so getting asked to review the Big Agnes Fly Creek Ultralight 1 for The Gear House was pretty sweet. […]