When I informed Mount Juliet Fire Department that I would miss training the first week of March to go climb in Utah, my captain looked over at me and scoffed, “Broke college kid, yeah right!” We laughed, I continued mopping the floor, and then three weeks later my friend and I high-tailed it to desert country for my final spring break.
In October of 2015, I trekked in Nepal with nine American friends. Vinayak Jay Malla was the guide for our group of ten. Over the course of our 100-mile trek, all of us came to admire, respect, and genuinely like Vinayak. He and I have stayed in touch, and my friendship and admiration have only… Continue reading Interview with Vinayak Jay Malla Nepalese Mountain Guide and Everest Summiteer
Join us for the Trails in Motion film screening on March 12th! We'll provide popcorn, seating, and an excellent collection of films! This event is Bring Your Own Beverage. Get here early to get a good seat
A deep dive into fabrics and layering
This is the 21st century. We can make (nearly) zero waste clothes out of recycled soda bottles that a company spent more than my year's salary designing. Why then would you resort to exercising in material reminiscent of the civil war? I'm talking about wool, (one of) nature's original wonder materials. Full disclosure: I <3… Continue reading Wool you or wool you not?
Join us February 21st for the Yamacraw Pint Night at Cumberland Transit in Nashville, TN. We'll be raising money for the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. For every $5 donated, you get 1 beer and 1 raffle ticket. Individual raffle tickets are $2/piece. All proceeds go to the park. Several race sponsors… Continue reading Yamacraw Pint Night