• Freshies: Mountain Calligraphy in the Japanese Alps If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of winter sports this season you’ve seen literally hundreds of dispatches from Japan as herds of North American professionals and enthusiasts headed west in search of the most elusive of snow conditions: deep, deep powder. If your engagement in snowsports is more cursory, perhaps you haven’t even realized […]
  • Photos for the Philippines It’s been a while since the images coming from the Philippines looked like this. Since the landfall of Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013, the stories and photos on the news have largely depicted scenes of utter devastation. The statistics are overwhelming; thousands killed, hundreds of thousands homeless and without basic necessities. Problems like these […]
  • When I grow up I wanna be like John Muir I’m currently in the throes of a historical inspiration kick. I’ve been digging into the journals and biographies of such pioneering badasses as Edmund Hillary, Bradford Washburn and Fred Beckey. The unifying theme is an enduring love for the natural world and a passion for exploring even the most difficult to reach parts of it. […]
  • Freshies – Costa Rica Scenics You know how sometimes a hangover is tempered a bit by fond memories from the night before? Well, this Freshies post from Costa Rica is an attempt for me to enact the same phenomenon, not in response to a hangover, but something a bit more vicious. I’ve been laid up for about a week suffering […]