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How to Prepare for Mountaineering

SEMPER PARATUS! If you are like me training for mountaineering will get mundane after a while.  This is especially the case when the next trip is 4-6+ months in the future.  It seems the further out the trek the worse off the motivation will … Continue reading

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Future Mountaineers 8/2018

Summary: Over the summer my wife traveled to Colorado while I kept the kiddos for the week.  I took them up one of the longest and most rewarding hikes in the area: The Priest.  I logged their time via STRAVA.  … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Journey

  After a busy week it is nice to spend a solid weekend with the family.  I sometimes forget how important the time spent is. On Sunday we took a walk in the wonderful Winter Storm Gia as meteorologists have … Continue reading

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Virginia Ice – January 2018

It doesn’t happen that often, but when local ice develops because of unusually cold temperatures the brothers jump on it! We had been watching the forecasts and as soon as the kitchen faucet froze I knew it was time to go … Continue reading

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The Man who started it all

I grew up in an old farm house out in the county.  Most winters we had no heat in the bedrooms and all of us brothers can attest to waking up with the glass of water by our beds frozen … Continue reading

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Home in the Valley (Home with the Family)

Last month I celebrated 10 years of marriage with my woman.  Kelli and I were married on October 27th, 2007 in Harrisonburg and spent a wonderful honeymoon in Colorado for several weeks.  It seems the mountains are always at the … Continue reading

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On the edge

  Have you ever been to a far off place or to the edge?  It seems that all I can think about when I am here are my loved ones– especially my wife of ten years this October 27, 2017. … Continue reading

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