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1st Alpine Ski Tour

I have downhill skied weekly (every winter) since I was a toddler until I got an injury in my teenage years…. and since prices for lift tickets kept going up, it just became a once a year thing.  463 more words

Functional Fitness

Gains in the off season and plans for 2015

For the past several months I have taken a break from running. I told myself after my last race in 2014 that I would take a real off season: 2-3 months of low mileage and no long runs. 651 more words

Hammer Nutrition

Sliding The Tush

Last winter, I traveled to Utah’s Tushar Mountains on assignment for Backcountry Magazine. Away from the crowds of the Wasatch our crew explored The Snorkeling Elk and Puffer Lake Yurts, and weathered a huge storm to hit Southern Utah.  22 more words

The Blue Lake Carnage Session

A October long weekend trip which will go down as a bit of an epic, and will provide bragging rights for many evenings at the pub. 1,899 more words


debunking gear myths and getting past the marketing: what you should look for in a headlamp

Hi, When I went night hiking in Yosemite up Half Dome, or winter backpacking hiking 4 hours in the dark at altitude…on snow, I had one headlamp. 1,546 more words