Mountaineer vs Worrywart: The Dilemma of Being an Adventure Couple

My mom, who will most definitely read this, is something of a worrywart. Which makes sense, I had to get it from somewhere, right? Yesterday I’m chatting with her on the phone and she inserts, “I’m really worried about your trip to Mexico.” Of course I knew she was really worried about our trip to […]

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Sharing the Load

When Kyle and I began hiking together we pretty quickly fell into patterns and practices that we have continued to use whenever we backpack.  We each ended up having our own roles that needed to be filled every single day, our own sets of tasks and chores. I am the alarm clock and I wake […]

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Blast From The Past: That Time the Boys Attempted Glacier Peak

Kyle here.  Lindsey has been bugging me to write this for the past five months.  Since she does so much work for our blog, I feel the time has finally come for me to contribute beyond photography. After a spring and summer of 100% success on all of our climbs, Phil, Carl, and I were confident […]

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33: Happy Birthday Kyle

Yesterday was Kyle’s 33rd Birthday.  It was a full day so I didn’t have time to post anything, but better late than never.  And how could I not post something honoring one of the most important people in my life?  Looking back on his 32nd year we did a lot of adventuring and a lot […]

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From the Vault: Things That Make Kyle Mad

I am still super confused as to why I didn’t post these when I wrote them… oh well, posting now!  This one was written while we were driving cross country after the AT. Kyle is somewhat of a Southern gentleman.  He was raised in the south and is very good about things like doing the […]

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From the Vault: Guess the Age of My Travel Mate

I wrote this post a long time ago, when Kyle and I were driving across the country after the AT.  I am currently going through all my posts and cleaning them up, throwing out unpublished ones that suck, fixing tags, wasting time… and I found this one.  Had to post it because it made me […]

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5:00 AM

The alarm goes off at five and Kyle and I both leap out of bed.  But we don’t start throwing on layers and stuffing essentials into our backpacks.  Instead, I grab the laptop and Kyle plops down in front of his desktop and we start filling out an online application for a mountaineering course through […]

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Happy Birthday to My Favorite Dirty Ol’ Man…

So on Sunday Kyle turned 32, that old bastard.  And at dinner last night our friend Abigail asked, “So, your 31st year… what were some of the highlights?”  To be honest this was a pretty tough question because Kyle’s 31st year was kind of a hard one, especially when you compare it to the year before […]

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Kyle and the Riverlope do Zion

**At the beginning of October Kyle started riding his bike to work.  Just a few weeks ago Kyle and I went on a week-long trip to Zion national park and, among other things, completed a sixteen mile thru-hike of The Narrows.  The week after we got back we started climbing again.  This week Kyle had […]

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