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“What’s the numbers on your chest represent? A phone number? Social security number? A specific date?” “Actually, it’s the elevation of my favorite mountain.” I never expect anyone to understand. Sure, there’s a few that truly understand the feeling of having your soul and heart attached to a certain place, but for the most part, people just shrug and move on as they do with … Continue reading 6593

Enjoy the Silence

Why are we so afraid of silence? Is it because we’ve clouded our world with perpetual noise and the moment we catch a break in the clatter, we slip into an uncomfortable silence and are forced to confront the thoughts rattling around inside our heads? I think yes. We’ve created such a world that silence is the enemy. It’s the terrifying demon that lives under … Continue reading Enjoy the Silence

Smokefest

Smokefest Day 1: Gregory Bald 11 miles / ~3000ft gain Per usual, one sole jackass parked his truck in the middle of the road to get out and get a closer look at wildlife. We not-so-patiently sat in line as a flurry of Honky McHonkersons laid on the horn to try and get Truck Daddy to move. This wasn’t anything new. This is typical tourist … Continue reading Smokefest