Gratitude on the Exum Ridge

August 24, 2016 ~ Thirteen years ago I built a sleeping platform in the back of my Subaru and drove west with my buddy Sean to learn the ways of the alpinist. We climbed for a month in the Wind River […] Read more...

Category: Climbing by Phil
An Attempt on D7 on the Diamond

July 7, 2014 ~ Last weekend I was hanging out at my buddy John’s place drinking beers and talking about climbing. A friend of his stopped in, having just climbed the Notch on Long’s. After half an hour of BS’ing […] Read more...

Category: All Blog Posts, Climbing, Ice Climbing & Mountaineering by Phil
Ford E-250 Swivel Seat Installation

June 4, 2014 ~ I recently purchased a 2004 Ford E-250 utility van. I was fortunate to find a van already stripped, insulated, and built out with a bed, shelving, wood floors, and a kitchen area. It’s a pretty good […] Read more...

11 Comments | Category: All Blog Posts by Phil
The Parable of the Trapeze

May 12, 2014 ~ Many years ago I participated in a National Outdoor Leadership School semester course in Patagonia. On a cold, windswept Pacific fjord beach, I recall reading a story that has stuck with me through the years. […] Read more...

1 Comment | Category: All Blog Posts by Phil
Another lap around the sun

May 8, 2014 ~ I recently celebrated another lap around the sun. It’s been a wild wild year, full of challenges and amazing experiences. I spent a lot of my time outside, with friends and family, and on wild adventures. […] Read more...

Category: All Blog Posts by Phil
Riding the Drift 4-21-2013

April 22, 2013 ~ Curt Honcharik, Jozef Sibik and I went up to RMNP for some backcountry skiing on Sunday. I’m certainly eager to go ski the steeps, but have been very cautious lately with the snowpack. Curt and I […] Read more...

Category: All Blog Posts, Skiing by Phil
Sea kayaking paddling the inside passage expedition kayaking expedition inside passage inside passage 2009 sea kayaks how to choose an expedition kayak touring kayak touring kayaking Image 01 Image 02