The Stikine

The Stikine

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in Creeking, Kayaking, musings | No Comments

Author’s note: this article was written after the 2014 season. Since then, the Tahltan people lost a major court case; Imperial Metals completed construction of the Red Chris mine. It began operating in 2015. That battle has been lost, but there will certainly be more in the Sacred Headwaters. Learn more about the ongoing fights the local First Nations face to […]

Upper Grand Canyon of the Rio Marañon

Upper Grand Canyon of the Rio Marañon

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Kayaking, musings, photography, rafting | No Comments

After a quick rally from Utah to Vermont in time to catch a few laps on my favorite river, the New Haven, and to catch up with friends on the Deerfield Dryway, Daphnee and I dropped Dog off at my parents’ house and caught a direct flight from NY to Lima, Peru. The only advice […]

The Beach

The Beach

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in hiking, photography | No Comments

I haven’t spent much time on the beach and I haven’t been to California since I was 10, but after this short visit, I think I’ll be back again soon. Next time someone asks me how to train for the Stikine, my answer might be, “Paddle into the break in the winter in San Francisco and […]

Utah or Mars? And Why Are There Bison?

Utah or Mars? And Why Are There Bison?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in mountain biking, photography, utah | No Comments

Off in the haze of the ever-shrinking Lake Bonneville (i.e. the Great Salt Lake), just west of Ogden, lies Antelope Island, a Utah state park home to a handful of bison, well-preserved shorelines, and some very old rock. It’s also home to some gut-busting sandy climbs, miles of fun and scenic singletrack, and epic desert landscapes […]

Earthquakes, SUPs, and Life as a Utah Boater

Earthquakes, SUPs, and Life as a Utah Boater

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Creeking, Kayaking, photography, racing, SUP | No Comments

Back when we moved to Utah (just over a year ago), we thought we could continue to fashion ourselves “whitewater kayakers” while living in the desert. So, we drove. A lot. Around Utah, throughout Idaho and Wyoming, and even all the way to Montana. In the process, we discovered one of the best kept whitewater […]

The Wind Cave and Some Dog Photos

The Wind Cave and Some Dog Photos

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in hiking, photography, utah | No Comments

Every place has that thing that tourists always do and locals only do when they’ve got friends visiting. In New York, it’s the Empire State building. In Logan, UT, it’s hiking to the Wind Cave. After more than a year living here, we finally buckled down, kidnapped a couple neighborhood dogs, and made the 5 […]

Good Water Rim Trail

Good Water Rim Trail

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in mountain biking, photography, utah | No Comments

We’ve been trying to visit a lot of new places in Utah this fall since we’ll only be living here for at most another year, and while it’s hard not to go to the same places over and over again when those places are Moab, it’s paying off. Last weekend, we went to the San […]

South Fork of the Salmon

South Fork of the Salmon

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Kayaking | No Comments

The Salmon River drainage in Idaho is home to some of the most classic multi-day rivers in the country, if not the world. The Middle Fork and the Main are permitted sections of river with phenomenal class III-IV whitewater, beautiful canyons, and hot springs. I’ve kayaked and rafted the Middle Fork a number of times, […]

’13-14 Winter in Photos

’13-14 Winter in Photos

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Creeking, Kayaking, Skiing | No Comments

I’m not really good enough at skiing to warrant blogging about it, but sometimes I ski with people who are, so here goes. December sucked. It was too cold and icy to do anything at all. Seriously, I wished I had crampons to walk to the grocery store from my car in the parking lot. Next […]

The Year in Numbers and Some Favorite Photos

The Year in Numbers and Some Favorite Photos

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Creeking, Kayaking, musings, Playboating, racing | No Comments

188 days on the water 82 sections of river 3 countries 11 US states 61 New Haven laps 13 Vermont Weekly Whitewater Beer Series Races 5 published pieces (for which I was paid — a couple more pro bono in the Dirtbag’s Guide to Whitewater) 1 swim Any year in which you kayak more days […]