Firefly: Adventures of an accidental firefighter
Sunday, July 15, 2018
I hiked happily along the trail. While an occasional grizzly bear might wander through this area, they weren't permanent residents. Th...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Trainer Tuesday: It's OK to be (a little) lazy (sometimes)
I know people who overtrain. They rarely take rest days from exercise, and feel guilty when they do. They push themselves hard in almost e...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Trainer Tuesday: Run for Life
I've been a runner for 40 years! That means I'm 1. old, and 2. pretty successful at it. I haven't had any real running injuries,...
Monday, July 2, 2018
The people you meet on the trail
Sometimes I don't want to talk to anybody when I'm hiking. On those days, everybody kind of annoys me: the slow hikers who see me c...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Trainer Tuesday: Try a circuit workout!
As a helicopter fire crew we are attached to a big metal anchor for most of the season. This is great, because it beats walking, but it has ...
Sunday, June 24, 2018
The fire lookouts are going up to their cabins and towers at the beginning of July. Then, they will be busy taking off the shutters, haulin...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Trainer Tuesday: Personal Trainer Problems
Hello and welcome to Trainer Tuesdays! So, I've been a certified personal trainer for a few months now and have yet to make one cent fr...
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Carpe-ing the diem
There are a lot of reasons not to do things, especially if they're difficult to do, there are obstacles, or you have a strong sense of w...
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Living the normal life
Some years I get a glimpse of what a "normal" life, with time to hike and play in the summers, must be like. This year is one of ...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Life is short. Jump in the lake.
I hesitated, looking at the lake. Snow had just come off the trail a few weeks earlier. The day before, at a different mountain lake, we c...
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