Category Archives: Health

Hypocrit-in-Chief on the Environment

I’d been out and about on Earth Day weekend and when I got my hands back into the soil today I couldn’t restrain myself any longer. I’m talking about the disingenuous 116-character tweet the Hypocrite-in-Chief sent out on Earth Day, a lame attempt at showing support for the environment: More … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Hikers Gone?

Thru-hikers give way to hunters naked trees replace fall colors the narrow trails widen December on the AT trunks fill the forrest then open to crisp panorama icy toes & oatmeal on a 27 degree sunrise which way shall I go? down the mountain into the gap and across the … Continue reading

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Man Behind the Counter

“If you only knew the story of the person sitting next to you on the bus.” – jb Wildberry, a nondescript restaurant on a two-lane highway a few miles from Mount Rainier, could be on any mountain road in any country. … Continue reading

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waking in the middle of the night in an primitive wooden box perched at 10,188′ between the Muir Snowfield and Cowitz Glacier to a symphony of disparate breathing and random snoring; uprooting yourself from eighteen bodies stuffed in sleeping bags, stepping over the unconscious … Continue reading

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It’s not the altitude, but the attitude. Aim for higher elevation.

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Long May You Run

Long may you run Long may you run Although these changes have come With your chrome heart shining in the sun Long may you run. Neil Young I’d been following senior runner Mary Lou Harris for some years now and … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven

“If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.” – Sylvia Plath It all began with a 1,000′ climb to a mountain ridge on the Appalachian Trail, a 35 pound backpack strapped to my back. My buddy Ed and I descended five days … Continue reading

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