Note: this piece appears in the Off Route column of the newest Zine, Volume 10, The Raw Issue.
Hello, I am looking for my dirtbag princess. Have you seen her? Qualifications include living on the cheap, adventuring every damn day, and having more fun than anyone. The ideal princess will love splitter cracks, getting scared, and beautiful desert sunsets. If you don’t have much experience in the desert, fear not. I also enjoy high alpine places, deep canyons, and beautiful rivers.
My dirtbag princess should be self-sufficient and awe-inspiring. A strong and witty personality is a must. Other interests should include beer, sliding on snow, “your mom” jokes, and all the foods. Insta-famous or spotless puffy owners need not apply. I prefer women rough around the edges. I know you’re out there, so keep on adventuring, and hopefully one day, we’ll have more fun than anyone, together!
Albert Kim lives in Telluride, Colorado, and can also be found getting sendy, taking whippers, and looking sexy in Indian Creek.
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