“Take”, I yelled down to Marcus, my belayer, as I double checked my anchor setup at the top of the route. I took a moment to take in the view and shake out my arms. The giant red and white domes of Aztec Sandstone soaked in the December sun. The dry desert air had the slightest […]Read more "Sun, Fun, And Red Rocks: A winter desert climbing trip"
I I stumbled through the rocky juniper brush in the dark Texas night looking for a good place to build a survival hammock. It was after 10pm. The race was to start in less than 6 hours, though it felt like it already had. I had never built a hammock out of p-cord and a […]Read more "I. DID. NOT. FAIL. Hunter Gatherer Survival Run 2014"
I never knew Texas could be so beautiful. The rolling green hills carpeted with Juniper and Oak stretched into the distance. Broken limestone and prickly pear cactus littered the ground. I was at a private campground called Camp Eagle in the Hills Country of central Texas. I was standing around anxiously awaiting our packet pickup […]Read more "Hunter Gatherer Survival Run 2013"
Wildness has always intrigued me. I love learning about and practicing some of the skills that humans have used to survive for hundreds of thousands (or millions) of years. I love trying to connect with what it means to be a wild human animal. Which is one of the reasons I am so excited about […]Read more "Hunter Gatherer Training Video"
Majestic Oak trees were scattered across the rolling hills of dry grass around us. The marine layer was burning off and the morning sun was greeting us as we finished breakfast and lounged around camp. After some frisbee, a game of whiffle ball developed quickly as more people wanted to join the fun. There were […]Read more "Born To Run Ultras 2013"
My friend Josue took me and Tom to one of his favorite training spots in Austin, TX. His training method is an awesome blend of natural movement; wilderness parkour, running, bouldering, climbing, and strength/endurance training with natural objects. You can call it whatever you want but there is no doubt that it is one of […]Read more "Josue’s Gym"
I sat slumped over in a camp chair by the fire. It was dark and cold in those mountains in the wee hours of the night. I was tired, delirious, and defeated. I was at mile 68 of the Bear 100. As we neared the aid station I told Sweeney, my pacer, that I was […]Read more "The Bear 100: A 100 mile vision quest in Luna Sandals"