Posts Tagged ‘the desert’

  • The Desert (Mehall’s fifth book)

    Nov 12, 18 • 757 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Desert, Luke Mehall’s fifth and final book in his “dirtbag climber series” begins a Kickstarter campaign today to fund the book. The Desert is a logistical progression to Mehall’s memoir American Climber. In that book Mehall set...

  • Mentors (from The Desert)

    Nov 11, 18 • 345 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...

  • The Desert and The Dog by Luke Mehall

    Nov 3, 18 • 1635 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    This is the most beautiful place on Earth, but of course, like Cactus Ed Abbey said, every person carries in their heart an image of the ideal place, the right place. This is just the right place for me. But, right now, something is not right, and it’s...

  • Powders of Persuasion by Luke Mehall (from The Desert)

    Oct 19, 18 • 961 Views • DirtbaggingNo 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...

  • Protecting Abbey Country – Love Letters To The Desert

    Mar 20, 16 • 1544 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I am sitting in front of my computer, doing what I do to make my pennies, but in a few hours, when my writing is done, and the car is packed I will head out to my favorite place in the world, the most beautiful place in the world, my second home, Indian...

  • Who Will Fight For Our Right?

    Feb 11, 16 • 1740 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Note: this article was originally published in The Durango Telegraph. Last week my monthly contribution to the Durango Telegraph was delayed by a week. Normally I don’t like getting bumped from my usual spot, but this time there was good reason. When my...

  • A Truly Stolen Chimney, Hilarity on Ancient Art

    Oct 18, 15 • 3080 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    True climbing encourages bravery and induces suffering. It’s at the heart of the endeavor, and all seasoned climbers recognize this. For most of us it creates a foundation of who we are, builds our character and gives us life philosophies. For most of time...

  • Castles Made of Sand

    Sep 22, 15 • 2460 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As climbers we all have that place, that favorite place where we’ve pushed ourselves to the limit and back, the place we could imagine our ashes scattered once our precious, short time is done here. For me, Castle Valley, is that place. by Luke Mehall,...