Posts Tagged ‘indian creek’

  • The Burnout by Luke Mehall

    Aug 9, 17 • 2084 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    It was many, many years before I realized that this environment in The Desert was the ultimate. I just didn’t see it. The climbing was too hard, too painful, too demanding. Perhaps I just had to get through the fire, the burnout, before I fell in love. I...

  • Stacy Bare on Bears Ears and Ryan Zinke’s Visit to Utah

    May 12, 17 • 1767 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    On Sunday, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stood in front of a small, windowless conference room in Salt Lake City next to one of the long standing Generals of the Sagebrush Rebellion, Senator Orrin Hatch. He was there to kick off his listening tour as...

  • Go To The Desert (a poem) by Luke Mehall

    May 3, 17 • 3370 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Go to the desert Or whatever place Is The Desert To You by Luke Mehall, photo by: Greg Cairns For me it’s The Desert You know why I capitalized that shit The blue sky Doesn’t know that Donald Trump is President And maybe, you too. Should forget...

  • ISO: My Dirtbag Princess

    Apr 21, 17 • 4105 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    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...

  • Oh Baby I Like It Raw, New Routes In The Desert by Luke Mehall

    Apr 14, 17 • 1124 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    Oh baby I like it raw,  Yeah baby I like it raw  —Ol’ Dirty Bastard, “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” It’s a fine line between work and play when developing a new splitter crack. Of course that crack isn’t new; it’s been there longer than you and will...

  • Explaining a Memorial Toilet

    Mar 30, 17 • 6803 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    A memorial toilet is a hard thing to explain. But that’s exactly what my friends were constructing last weekend, a new toilet in the Super Bowl campground in Indian Creek, Utah to honor a fallen comrade, Kevin “K-Bone” Volkening, who died doing what he...

  • A Climber In The Winter of His Content

    Jan 28, 17 • 7979 Views • Indian Creek1 Comment

    “You know there’s something special you’re needing. And you know there’s no drug that’ll do the healing, and no liquor in the land to stop your brain from bleeding. You need something special to open up a new door, to show you something you’ve...

  • The Next Generation, an excerpt from Graduating From College Me by Luke Mehall

    Nov 28, 16 • 2408 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This young hippie left a bag of his groceries with my stuff after last weekend climbing in the Creek—granola, ramen, tortillas—you know, the usual, standard fare. Same stuff I was eating fifteen years ago when I was a young, idealistic, over-stoker...