Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Where The Winds Hit Heavy by Matt Spohn

    Dec 13, 18 • 559 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 • 500 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 • 530 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 • 82857 Views • Locations3 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...

  • Approach As Pilgrimage by Tim Rogers

    Oct 24, 18 • 2844 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Journal entry from 10/15/2014 Zion is the word. Despite all of our differences, to so many people the meaning of Zion remains the same: a place of refuge, a utopian ideal of peace, unity, and freedom. We may not be religious pilgrims, but even as travelers,...

  • Creeksgiving by Luke Mehall

    Oct 21, 18 • 3224 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    No place soaks up sun like the Johnny Cat enclave at the Cat Wall, Indian Creek. The maroon cliffs are striped with perfect cleaved fissures, like vertical gateways into a hidden world. The desert heat can be oppressive, but in late autumn, the low golden...

  • Portaledge Protesting In Tasmania by Joy Martin

    Oct 3, 18 • 6129 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...

  • Going Out To Come Home by Stacy Bare

    Sep 11, 18 • 3205 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...