Some books

I’ve been keeping my book list in Evernote – when I come across something interesting, I add it to the big list. I took a sizable chunk out of the big list toward the end of 2016. Not sure what I was doing in the first half of the year – running a lot I think.  … continue reading


This is from September 2016. Newly found, recently published.

I was having a conversation with my daughter about time in the car driving back from a hike at Mt. Hood recently.  She was asking how long it was going to take to get home, “you said 15 minutes … 15 minutes ago”.… continue reading

On desk calculators

Do not burn yourself out. Be as I am-a reluctant enthusiast… a part time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it.

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A note to the future

I was cleaning out some old files that I had copied into Google Drive a long long time ago this weekend and came across the following blog post. I think this must have been from about 2001 or 2002. What strikes me is how little I’ve changed in what I do and what I like to write about.… continue reading


One of the best things for me to improve in alpine touring are transitions. Being quick in a transition will allow you to do more laps or get out of bad weather in a hurry. No one likes standing around when weather is moving in, or waiting for someone to re-pack their exploded pack.… continue reading


Medium-long run yesterday –  15 miler Council Crest loop. It’s a ridge, so if there is weather the wind is often ripping through the trees – there was some kind of generator running at the radio tower yesterday. I touched the geo marker at the top and then bugged out to get back in the trees and out of the wind.… continue reading