The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

John Muir once said “the mountains are calling and I must go” since they called to him so… The saying has almost become a cliche slogan these days, but I must say it certainly rings true to me every time I hear it. It’s something that feels burned into my spirit, especially when I look at Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier …

A Video of One Year of My Life – 1 Second Everyday

An experiment in taking a one second video every day with the app, appropriately named, 1 Second Everyday. I first learned of the 1 Second Everyday app at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon when Cesar Kuriyama gave a presentation about its development and his reason for creating it. He developed it because he worried that he wouldn’t be …

Camping Below Castleton Tower Near Moab, Utah

Camping Below Castleton Tower Near Moab, Utah

Castleton Tower near Moab, Utah. There’s just something about the still desert air and open expanses. Especially with a light blanket of snow covering it. Utah is truly a magical place. Prior to this trip I’d only been to Salt Lake City for a brief visit. All the magical places–Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand-Staircase Escalante, Arches, and much more–all lie in …

How to Follow the Hero's Journey to Guide Your Life

How to Follow the Hero’s Journey to Guide Your Life

This is a guest post from my buddy Michael Restivo a fellow climber, freelance writer, and blogger at Mike Off the Map. Take it away, Michael. The writer Joseph Campbell once described what he calls “The Hero’s Journey”. It’s an archetypal story that repeats from ancient Greek mythology, to the Star Wars trilogy. While we aren’t slaying creatures, saving kingdoms, or …