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Deseret Quartet

Once again, I threw my professional cares to the wind, picked a pair of beat-out running shoes I wanted to destroy, crammed the trusty dad-mobile to the roof with camping gear, and headed west. Last year’s eye-opening Spring Break trip proved … Continue reading

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When I was a kid, my family used to visit Acadia National Park reasonably frequently.   I remember vividly when I was six or seven hiking up Beehive Mountain with my sister (4) and parents.  It was such a cool … Continue reading

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Summer Season Retrospective

Bless me father, for I have sinned.  It has been four months since I last checked my progress toward my yearly goals.  The summer outdoors season is always particularly manic and this one more manic than most.  Despite some setbacks, … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Wilderness

When I was first planning my work-related visit to Austin/College Station, I sent out an email to the Boulder Trail Runners email list (several thousand people) asking for suggestions on ways to occupy myself for half a day in the … Continue reading

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Finally, some snow!

After two dry “winter” trips into the backcountry in the past two months, I’d about given up hope, but apparently there is going to be something vaguely resembling winter this season!  But finally, we have some snow up there!

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Three Reasons to Visit Telluride

There are many reasons to visit Telluride.  But the top three have got to be the following: 1- The free gondola between the quaint old town and the swanky new ski town on the other side of the mountain.  And … Continue reading

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Mission to Mars(eille)

Another year, another European work junket. Rough life, I know. This time it was a rather grandiosly-named conference: “The Cosmic Odyssey of the Baryons”[1] sponsored by the Observatorie Astrophysique de Marseille Provence. Since finding baryons is my primary day job, … Continue reading

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