An Ode to Gertie

Oh Gertrude, They know not what they speak of. Forgive them when they blaspheme against you. For you are more than a 9-ton rust trap; You are our future. A future laden with photographs, with adventures, with unnecessary stops to pee. But a future, all the same. You yearn for more than your rotting wood, …

Just Say Yes

Three years ago I was a completely different person than I am now. I was in a dead-end relationship with no passions, no drive, and no reliance on myself. Sure, I could change a car tire and start a fire in less than five minutes, but what had I really accomplished? I had goals. One …

Ingalls Peak

Route:  East Ridge Difficulty: 5.7 YDS Pitches: 6-7 Location: Salmon La Sac/Teanaway, Snoqualmie, WA Well, I found my new favorite climb this weekend. Sure, the approach was a bit farther than the other trad climbs I've done, but it was beautiful and totally worth it—especially when I set my eyes on my next big venture: Mt. Stuart. Getting …