If you missed the story of how I tore my ACL, you can find it (here). ONE YEAR, one patellar ACL reconstruction, two countries, two orthopedic surgeons, eleven physical therapists, one missed ski season, and countless tears later ... This past year - July 19th, 2017 to July 19th, 2018 - has been really, … Continue reading ACL Reconstruction: A Year in the Life
Trip Report: From Rock to River
There's a very long prologue to this Trip Report. I'm hoping talking openly and honestly about the issues presented here can generate some discussion about how a person maintains a long-term relationship with their passions. Identity. This word has been giving me a sinking feeling in my stomach for a while now. To me, identity is … Continue reading Trip Report: From Rock to River
Trip Report: Ouray Ice Festival 2018
Three cheers for ice cragging! If you don't already know about the Ouray Ice Park, you're about to. The Park sits nestle in the Uncompahgre Gorge in southwestern Colorado. It is here that self-proclaimed "ice farmers", aided by a system of penstocks and spigots, cultivate an extensive man-made ice crop. Myself climbing Prow (WI4) in … Continue reading Trip Report: Ouray Ice Festival 2018
Happy Anniversary, Colorado
One year already? How the time flies, I suppose you could say I'm a bit smitten ...