Dearest November, I hate you. Let me start with the fact that you try to act like you’re part of my favorite season, fall, when you really aren’t. I mean, technically, sure; but all the leaves are basically gone from the trees and the color brown steals the show for thirty days. You paint the […]Read More A Hate Letter to November
More than two years after graduating college, I have found that even though I may not be in school anymore, I will never stop learning. Life continues to teach me lessons every single day. Whether they’re philosophies that help me cope with the wandering nature of being in my twenties, or simple truths that I’ve […]Read More 24 Things I Learned While 24
I woke up early on a Tuesday. I’m not talking 6 AM “ugh I have class at 7” early. I’m talking 2 AM “I fell asleep three hours ago” early. Why would I do such a thing? Visions of catching a sunrise alone at Chasm Lake below the towering Diamond face of Longs Peak, that’s […]Read More Photo Journal: A Hike to Chasm Lake
This goes for time spent backpacking through mountains as well as the wild world of foreign concrete jungles: Never. Forget. The TP. If you’ve ever been camping, traveling, or even on a road trip with me, you may not have been aware of the fact that if it came down to it, I’ve got you […]Read More Don’t Forget the Toilet Paper!
We managed to set up our cameras for a few sunset shots and a Jetboil dinner as the clouds began to move in. Soon after the sun dipped below the horizon, rain started trickling down. Swooping up our tripods, we hustled all our belongings into the tent where the rain would begin to pour on […]Read More Photo Journal: Backpacking the Great Sand Dunes
This is not a request. This is an order. When was the last time you were so scared you almost cried? Or maybe you did cry? Maybe you even threw up because you were so nervous and your body couldn’t think of anything else to do except toss a chunder. That was me this last […]Read More Do Shit That Scares You