Intro I regularly get lured into participating in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: a point A to B; plan your own route; wilderness event in the Montana Rockies during challenging off season conditions. It’s billed as not a race, but the “R” word slips out here and there – often enough to know that some… Read More BMWO 2019
Discussion on the “volumetric efficiency” of a tent might immediately cause some heavy eyelids, but it simply refers to how weight efficient a tent’s geometry is [I can already tell this post isn’t going to rank in my top 10]. Thus any outdoors person interested in lightweight gear should possess at least a cursory familiarity.… Read More The Volumetric Efficiency of Trekking Pole Shelters
I got around to making some final edits on my video trip report for the 2018 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open back in May in Montana. The finished product is 15 minutes, so grab a beverage. Hopefully this video suffices for most of you, so you don’t have to subject your body to the same torment.
Last weekend was the 7th running of Bob Marshall Wilderness Open and my 5th time in the event. I get lured back nearly every year for this weekend of adventure, limit pushing and suffering. I like it – I’ve progressed dramatically as an outdoor person as a result – but it still intimidates me. Five… Read More BMWO 2018 – DOUBLE SWIMMER
[Note: This is the trip report I hastily wrote up after the 2017 Bob Open on BackpackingLight.com. I’m just now reposting it here so it’s more easily referenced for posterity] The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open is point A to B, plan your own route, slightly competitive “non-race” event during the challenging off-season conditions of May… Read More BMWO 2017 – NOT A GIMME
Editing all the footage from our 4 months on the trail this summer has turned out to be a massive job. The video series has ballooned into what will be eight episodes (from five originally planned) and will total about an hour rather than the 20 minutes I was originally estimating. Fortunately I’ve been able… Read More GDT Yo-Yo Videos – Chapters 3 – 5
Climbing is something I’ve always wanted to do, but never had a good opportunity to get started. My preferred approach to activities is autodidactic, which for obvious reasons, it’s a little tricky with climbing. Finally last summer I met someone who was willing to show me the basics – first in the gym, then with… Read More Struggling up Castleton Tower