What Looking at the Moon Has Taught Me About Life

I’d consider the moon to be the pinnacle of exploration for mankind. If I remember, I’ll come back to this site years down the road and change that to Mars. But for now, it’s the moon. Those 200,000 miles turn Mount Everest into a mere sledding hill, which I guess makes my trek up Mount […]

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A Satirically Serious Piece on Global Warming

Do you like penguins? I like penguins. They’re pretty cool. I think that’s one thing we can all agree on. At the end of the day, I don’t lose sleep over whether or not you like guns. If I wanted to stay up all night, I’d increase my already high caffeine intake, not stress about […]

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Tomorrow

I was five years old, and had just started kindergarten. And that’s all I remember. That was 15 years ago. And unfortunately, there are 2,977 individuals who will never have a memory of September 11, 2001. July 7, 2005, 53 people were killed in London. November 13, 2015, 137 people were killed in Paris. June […]

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A Bigger Stage

As I make minimal (no) effort to overcome the typical college student caffeine addiction, I can’t help but be pleased with progress I’ve made away from this site in the past week. As I’m sure several of you know, I am a contributing writer and photographer for the group Outdoor Project, whose goal is essentially […]

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Summer ’16 in Review

As the summer winds down and I do my best to return to my “lazy college student” mode, I wanted to take a minute or ten to reflect on this summer, and I hope yours was as good as mine. This was my first summer as an explorer. Despite being a cold weather guy, as […]

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This Land Is Your Land

Before I begin, I need to thank my good friend and teammate Nick Bein, who recently spent some time out in Colorado and made me incredibly jealous. He provided me with the pictures for this post. While the focus of this blog so far has been the east coast, partly because it’s my home, partly because […]

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There’s an Explorer in All of Us

I love seeing people get outdoors, and I love the idea of inspiring or helping others to get outdoors. There’s nothing like the sensation of being out in nature (pretty sure that’s scientifically proven, as well). I see more and more posts on Instagram and Facebook of people going outdoors, whether it’s just to the […]

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The Greatest Place You Could Ever Go

If you’re a lover of wildlife and incredible views, and don’t mind getting dirty and fighting through more bug bites than anyone deserves (aka do you have one tough bone in your body?) then do I have some great news for you! Forget your relaxing, pampered trip that you plan to take to Cancun next […]

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A Tale of Two Moose

Before we begin, there’s a few things you need to know to understand, well, just to understand. First. I love moose. I think they’re such incredible creatures; combining a mass of strength with beauty. They just seem to be a symbol of the great outdoors. Second. The last time I saw a moose was when […]

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Going Up: Climbing Mount Washington via Lions Head Trail

After eight months of waiting, dreaming, and preparing, the day had finally come. And boy was it worth the wait. I hardly slept last night, partly because the pillows at our hotel were rocks, partly because I was so excited for this day to finally arrive. When my alarm went off at 5 a.m., I […]

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