Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

I had big plans for December 31, 2016. Like many years prior, I was going to usher in the new year from the most excellent party central of my well-worn Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 tent, or maybe even while…

To Love A Mountain

To Love A Mountain

To love a mountain is to get up close and personal with it – but also it, to you. It starts innocently at first, a glance out the car window or a set of concentric lines on a map leading…

Eddie Cat Halen

East Meets West

  My fat cat broke my neck. To be fair, he’s just big-boned and was probably just the proverbial camel-straw on top of a long line of terrible postures, poor exercise form, and body-thrashing sleep habits, but when I scooped…