The Smaller Things

M skiing into the Wapiti Cabin, Gallatin National Forest. When discussing outdoor adventure, I do not think I am the only person who is quite likely to irritate, condescend to, and erratically yet predictably annoy my significant other.  There is an archetype, advanced by powerful forces, that the ideal romantic partnership involves and perhaps revolves […]

Best of 2011, part 2

2011 has been an extraordinary year.  If the mission of this blog is to explore the cultural consequences of personal development as driven by outdoor adventure, this should have been a good year for blogging, which it was.  This time last year I wrote that day trips were bullshit, and that the packraft made further […]

Altai Hok review up

My review of the 125 cm Altai Hok is up at BPL.  If I do say so, it’s one of the better gear reviews I’ve yet written.  Still waiting on my pair of 145cm Hoks to arrive from China.  That, and snow to merit using them.  Seems like the snow is thin and horrendous just […]