Author archives: Luke

  • Basaseachi by Matt Spohn

    Oct 18, 18 • 924 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The teenage Federale slings his machine gun over his shoulder and bends toward my bag. Cocaine? he asks. Marijuana? I have a stash of weed stuffed in an ibuprofen container in the outside zipper of my backpack. No, I say. Josh stands behind me. He doesn’t...

  • Pain and Perseverance: Linking Sixteen Towers in a Day

    Oct 16, 18 • 1195 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “If you just stop for a second, I can show you there’s no road out there!” Ben said. “I know there’s a road there; we drove it a couple years ago!” I fired back. We hadn’t even started an ordeal that would surely drive us to our wits’ ends,...

  • Read The Zine – Deals for the Week

    Oct 16, 18 • 1456 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

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  • The Joy Pendulum, Swinging High and Low in Yosemite Valley by Lauren DeLaunay

    Oct 8, 18 • 4609 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As I listened to my boyfriend make his tenth phone call of the hour, I absentmindedly stirred vegetables and reflected on the events of the past month. Fuck this season, I overheard from the kitchen. Together, we had been stunned by a hero’s suicide and his...

  • Powders of Persuasion by Luke Mehall

    Oct 6, 18 • 609 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    My college years in The Desert were adventurous and crazy, a complete immersion in the unknown. After I graduated, I began to roam from climbing area to climbing area, and The Desert seemed like just another destination on the circuit.   It was in that...

  • Portaledge Protesting In Tasmania by Joy Martin

    Oct 3, 18 • 5656 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “They’re not like those trees,” said five-year-old Remi Middendorf, pointing at the young birches lining the hot springs. “They’re special trees.” Her Australian accent with an adorable lisp made the word special sound extraspecial, like she knew...

  • The Long Way Back by Mike Reddy

    Oct 1, 18 • 2252 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    “Oh you feel and you taste it and you want to go higher. So what do you do? And so you peak into the mountain where your desire goes. Spilt blood on this place it only echoes true all through the days. And so you peak into the mountain where your desire...

  • Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

    Sep 25, 18 • 3131 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Over hundreds of thousands of years, water has trickled, raged, and poured down cracks and creases, winding and weaving through rock rugosities, and worn paths through weaknesses to form (what is now known as) Canyonlands. by Pete Whittaker note: this piece...