Adventures in Colorado and around the World

A Comedy of (Spinal) Errors: Part 2

After the microdiscectomy and emergency cerebral spinal fluid leak repair, I started to feel a little better. My back still hurt most of the time, and I still spent most

A Comedy of (Spinal) Errors: Part 1

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (or you know me outside of the interwebs), then you know that I’ve been out of commission since October 2018. Although my back

Back Again

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man ~Heraclitus The desert surrounding the former uranium mining town

High Sierra Trail Packing List

Prior to the High Sierra Trail, the longest backpacking trip I had ever done was 4 days/3 nights on the Teton Crest Trail in 2014. With my back problems, I

High Sierra Trail Logistics

Planning for the High Sierra Trail was the most difficult part of the whole trip. After months of staring at bus schedules and fees, looking up rental car options (going

The Grand Finale: Day 7 on the High Sierra Trail

Beep. Beep. BEEP. Some groaning and burying deeper into the sleeping bag. Before my brain turned on I was cursing the decision to set our alarms for 3:00 am, but