Love and Fire Season
I don't love the forest like I love a good chocolate chip cookie or my favorite pen.
I love the
Reclaiming Self-Trust in Wild Places
A few months ago, I sat on a slope of loose rock next to a shrubby juniper. From
Fear, Abundance, and Strangers in the Wilderness
I had planned a route for a long run in a remote corner of Coconino National
Forest, a 25-mile drive
On the Urge to Be More Extreme
I live in a small mountain town with access to a wealth of outdoor recreation.
Before I moved here, I
Don't Make Nature Your Conquest: Challenging Masculine Value Systems Outdoors
If you listen closely to the language used around outdoor recreation, you might
notice a theme.
Words like "crush" get
The Life-Changing Magic of Being Uncomfortable
Running isn't known for being a comfortable activity. Tell people you're a
runner and, more often than not, the other
In Defense of the Same Trails, Over and Over
The best hikes in every state. One hundred camping spots to put on your bucket
list. Must-do trails in [insert
Tell Someone You're Proud of Them
Years ago, as I cast about in search of my athletic identity, I signed up for
CrossFit. About three days
There's Nothing Wrong with Wearing Makeup on Hikes
Years ago, on my first rim-to-river day hike through the Grand Canyon, I struck
up a conversation with another pair
Sensory Immersion and Grounding through Long Runs
Long runs are extended meditations by way of sensory immersion.
There are the physical sensations from your own body: the