Surgery in a Mountain Town

The dreaded ACL tear is the bane of athletes everywhere. Becoming a fixture of the sidelines, surrendering the ability to sit cross-legged for tedious therapy, and learning to regain flexion, extension, and explosive movements can blow your upcoming nine months to pieces. It’ll shatter your confidence. It’ll deprive you of your identity. And it’ll leave […]

Curing Your Caffeine Cravings in the Mountains

I’ve worked in a coffee shop. While working in a coffee shop, I can embarrassingly admit that I once vomited from an espresso overdose. I came up with the ingenious idea to forego coffee on a cross-country bike trip. 15 minutes into my first “caffeine free” ride, I found myself sitting on the curb of […]

4 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Roadtrip

The saying is right, it’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. Throughout the deserts of Utah, Nevada, and scattering up towards the Northwest, my 4-wheel drive, motorized cubical has transported me to-and-from rock climbing meccas, dirt-ridden campsites, and the occasional stress-provoking web of the interstate. Deliberately living on the road is practically a rite of […]

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Weekend

It’s Saturday morning. I chase the beam of my headlamp in the glittering twilight as the first sign of daylight forms a faint light in the horizon. My muscles burn from the relentless grade of the 1,655 ft. boot pack and I wiggle my fingers inside my gloves to regain circulation. I visualize the buoyant […]