“Why? For love: love of the world’s wild places, love of the struggle to overcome adversity, and the love of adventure.”

Living with Flow

Photo: Climbing with flow on the Rigid Designator, Vail, Colorado It sucks getting old. I hear that phrase all the time. Does it really suck? The alternative to aging is— death. We choose to live or die. If you are going to live, then make it count. Create a work of art with your life […]

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Recovery: The 50+ Athletes Secret Weapon

Photo: On the podium with a silver medal in the distance time trial, 2021 Minnesota Senior games I feel the adrenalin surging as the timing judge counts down the seconds: three, two, and one. The starter judge drops her hand. I stand on one pedal, push off, clip in the other foot. Gaining speed, I […]

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On Being Flexible: Buck Mountain Solo

Featured photo: Buck Mountain in winter. Credit Jinrui Qu I step out of the pine forest into the meadow, touched by the first light of a new day. After three days of heavy rain, the air smells cool and clean. On a ridge marking the far side of the meadow, the silhouette of two elk. […]

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