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I'm a skier, runner, climber, writer, and tutu enthusiast. I love wea..
Editor’s Note: I published this post for the first time in 2016, two years after Loren’s accident. Every year around the February 19 ..read more
tl;dr: get to know the people at your local gear shop. It will pay you back in ways you could never imagine. “We can’t tune your ..read more
After skiing every month for the last 98 months in a row, I faced an all-new challenge for month 99. Powder Panic. ‘Powder Panic’: ..read more

Last year, we mutually agreed that we’re bailers. You bail. I bail. We bail.  Since it’s not a matter of when you bail, but how, ..read more
The coin-colored Subaru Impreza sits low with the weight of metal and plastic and human flesh. We drive purposefully south, into the good ..read more
I love birthdays. Costumes. Cake. Creative surprises. What’s not to love? I do what I can to encourage everyone to have a kickass ..read more

Congratulations! Your toenail turned all of the colors and is going to fall off. Don’t despair. Follow these tips* to embrace the 6-12 ..read more
After an exciting start to the regular, lift-accessed ski season (wherein I nearly missed month 97 because of a clerical error), I enjoyed ..read more
At the end of December, it’s fun to reflect back on smile-filled memories and consider what things we’d like to leave behind as we ..read more

Dodging roots and rocks is par for the course, but I don’t expect to contend with flying limbs and uncontrolled metal to boot. I grew up ..read more

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