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I thought the earth remembered me, she took me back so tenderly, arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds.  I slept as never before, a stone on the riverbed, nothing between me and the white fire of the stars but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths among the branches… Read more »

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No Man’s Land Film Festival

Jenn and I went down to the Boston area to check out the No Man’s Land Film Festival on tour yesterday, hosted by Outdoor Women’s Alliance.  But first, we stopped at the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a quick hike. We walked a loop including Bellevue Pond and Wright’s Tower.  The trail system there seemed extensive,… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

I love Banff!  I try to see the World Tour every year and this year I made it to a Burlington show. Max Your Days This is a fast moving, multi-sport adventure film with a great soundtrack and nonstop energy.  I loved it!  Watch the full film here. Poumaka Climber Angie Payne joins Mike Libecki… Read more »

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March for a Clean Energy Revolution: My First Protest

I’ve been spending time in Philadelphia lately.  That puts me in the interesting position of being present for the Democratic National Convention and all of the accompanying protests.  I’d never been to a protest before, but when a local conservation group sent out an email inviting people to the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, I… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

It’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour time!  But first, Kelly and I stopped at Rancocas State Park for a little hike on the way there.  It’s finally getting far enough into spring that the trees are starting to leaf out in New Jersey and it was a prettier hike than others I’ve gone on… Read more »

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Here’s the thing about being a girl and wanting to play outside. All the grown-ups grind it into you from the get go: girls outside aren’t safe. The guy in the car? If he rolls down the window and leans his head out, run because the best you can hope for is a catcall, and… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

I went down to the Banff Mountain Film Festival on its World Tour in Lebanon, New Hampshire, last night, and saw some more fantastic mountain movies. Danny MacAskill: The Ridge Danny MacAskill is a world famous bike rider and he takes to his home country of Scotland for this short film. Watch it here. Vasu… Read more »

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What can I tell them? Sealed in their metallic shells like molluscs on wheels, how can I pry the people free? The auto as tin can, the park ranger as opener. Look here, I want to say, for godsake folks get out of them there machines, take off those fucking sunglasses and unpeel both eyeballs,… Read more »

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Adventure On

Check out the links to some recent articles below for a little inspiration. Boldness Be Your Friend (authored by my cousin, Sarah) How many times have you allowed fear to speak louder than reason or passion and missed an opportunity to challenge yourself and take a chance on growth in your personal or professional life?… Read more »