Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Patagonia, Lessons From a Bigger Scale by Drew Thayer

    Feb 5, 14 • 4170 Views • PatagoniaNo Comments

    How can I describe the size of this place? How can I describe the dizzying gulfs of air below us as we claw our way towards the summit of Poincenot, glaciers splayed below like blue tongues cascading into tortured icefalls, and the Torre spires emerging from...

  • Trim Season and The Mushroom Wall

    Jan 9, 14 • 3886 Views • The Black CanyonNo Comments

    Cliff took out his trimming scissors and chopped several green buds off the stem of the marijuana plant. After he did this he looked across the room, as nine of his other comrades of cannabis did the same. One bud at a time they tossed the nuggets into a...

  • A True Maiden Voyage, A Fire In the Black Canyon

    Jan 8, 14 • 6472 Views • The Black Canyon2 Comments

    I was riding shotgun in an ‘86 Safari van, smoking a cigarette, and wondering where the hell we were headed. I had agreed to go on a climbing adventure with a boy I met just a week ago. I borrowed his harness to try rock climbing. Returning it after only...

  • Tons of Tufas, Mexico’s Cumbia Cave, a photo essay

    Dec 10, 13 • 5265 Views • MexicoNo Comments

    The Cumbia Cave is down a bumpy road in Nuevo León, Mexico. It is located in an area called Las Adjuntas, which is where two rivers converge in a beautiful lush canyon famous for it’s canyoneering adventure called Matacanes. The Cumbia Cave is on the...

  • Colombian Policy by D Scott Borden

    Nov 4, 13 • 5230 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I’m sweating in the Colombian sun as I reach for a big flat hold on inverted sandstone. I clip a bolt and move onto a lower angle section. The shenanigans from the previous evening are dripping out of me and onto the red rock below. In a sudden moment of...

  • Buildering The Mormon Temple Released

    Nov 1, 13 • 2265 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As of today Benighted Publications’ first fiction collection is available on Kindle for $0.99. It is titled, “Buildering The Mormon Temple” and the e-book is a collection of four stories, involving buildering, crime, drugs, and climbing....

  • Blackened, The Black Canyon’s Hallucinogen Wall

    Oct 7, 13 • 5503 Views • The Black CanyonNo Comments

    The front edge of my helmet drags across the granite as I move my head from side to side. I feel the beads of sweat break loose, falling from my brow and down my face. I try flexing my thighs to wake them from their blood strangled sleep, but to no avail....

  • A Legend Passes On

    Sep 12, 13 • 10091 Views • Climbing Culture, Indian Creek9 Comments

    Last month I wrote an article on bromance, which as it turns out, has been my most popular article I’ve ever written for, the Durango Telegraph. How do I know this? People have been stopping me left and right to tell me they enjoyed it. On the street, in...