Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Pain and Perseverance: Linking Sixteen Towers in a Day by Matt Pickren

    Dec 18, 18 • 2223 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,...

  • Fall on Rock by George Perkins

    Dec 17, 18 • 4132 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I clipped her to the anchor, untied her knot, and pulled the rope through the gear. “I need more time.” Jessica whispered so weakly that I had to lean close to hear her. “We don’t have more time. We have to get help,” I replied. “What happened?”...

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

    Dec 15, 18 • 5725 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...

  • Wide Is Love by Chris Schulte

    Dec 14, 18 • 977 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Gray and white clouds rack up in billowed folds like the belly scales of a snake and curl widely across the winded and golden sway-grass plain, crackle dry and wetted now and then by passing scattered storms. This rolling stretch of yellow land drones on and...

  • Where The Winds Hit Heavy by Matt Spohn

    Dec 13, 18 • 829 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The granite escarpments of Castle Crags silhouetted the western skyway, massive gargoyles hunched and staring. I thought of my mother’s words: “Don’t do that. You’ll get hurt. Be safe. You’re going to die.” Sentences that salted every conversation...

  • The Best Crag in America by Eleanor Krause

    Dec 5, 18 • 737 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It’s the beginning of August, 2018. Two months earlier, I’d been fortunate enough to be working for a prestigious think tank in DC that offered what normal humans consider to be generous benefits and paid vacation time, but being an adult wasn’t much...

  • Mentors (from The Desert)

    Nov 11, 18 • 653 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It was just weeks into this move that I realized just how much closer I was to Indian Creek, that old friend. It didn’t take long for us to get reacquainted. I had changed. It had mostly remained the same, save for its ever-increasing popularity. I was back...

  • Sanni McCandless: A Force of Nature by Joy Martin

    Nov 1, 18 • 123860 Views • Locations4 Comments

    Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you in better living conditions. —Hafiz I’ve always been a sucker for men with incredible strength-to-weight ratios. My husband, a wiry 5´11˝, coming in at 139 pounds on a good day, has the...