Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • 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,...

  • 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 • 5657 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...

  • Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

    Sep 25, 18 • 3134 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...

  • Suicide and Pirates by Andrew Allport

    Sep 12, 18 • 2992 Views • Locations3 Comments

    My father taught me how to climb, just as he taught me how to play guitar and ski—badly, I could say. But that isn’t quite right. Perhaps impatiently or unevenly. As a teacher, he managed to combine a sense of high expectations with a stunning lack of...

  • Going Out To Come Home by Stacy Bare

    Sep 11, 18 • 2701 Views • Locations1 Comment

    The night was cold, and where the moon and stars shone around patches of clouds, they were incredibly bright. There was no ambient light out here. I was standing on a half-finished patio attached to a half-finished house in an otherwise empty summer-herding...

  • Icons In Danger and Desert Medicine by Birch Malotky

    Sep 1, 18 • 2920 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Joshua Tree National Park is a refuge. I don’t know if I’d decided this by then, sitting folded into the crook of Cyclops Rock, but I felt it. The stone bench was smooth, from water and wind and hands and feet and seats, narrow enough to let our legs...