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Canoeing the Smith River, a Montana Gem

Written on September 21, 2014 at 16:13, by

If you ask a random American what their stereotypical perspective of a Minnesotan is it may very likely include hotdish, hockey, and canoeing.  As a youngster, being a Minnesota native I ate a lot of hotdish but I didn’t play much hockey and I didn’t do a lot of canoeing.  In the last decade or so I’veContinue Reading

Superior Hiking Trail, Sunday, May 08, 2005

Written on March 3, 2011 at 22:13, by

From my Trail Journal, Sunday, 2005-05-08, Sonju Lake The sun hangs in the sky, lazy. The choir of creatures surrounding me don’t mind me being here and have just struck up a tune. A choir with tens of thousands of players, no composer and no sheet music. A jazz combo of epic proportions. The firstContinue Reading

The Art of Glissading

Written on February 24, 2011 at 11:22, by

Wikipedia defines glissading as the “..voluntary act of descending a steep slope of snow in a controlled manner either for the sheer thrill of the ride or to bypass tedious scree.” During the summer of 2009 I co-guided a course in ultralight backpacking for the Backpacking Light Wilderness Trekking School alongside Andrew Skurka and GlenContinue Reading

Backpacking the Spanish Peaks of the Madison Range

Written on October 12, 2010 at 16:24, by

The crew I was part of in college refers to ourselves as Flavor Country and a small subset of this crew has been taking an annual backpacking trip since somewhere around 2002 or 2003.  I and my roomate (also a part of Flavor Country) have the fortune of living in a place where there isContinue Reading

Parcour de Wild 2009

Written on November 13, 2009 at 10:51, by

On October 11th, 2009 Matt Lutz and Sam Haraldson drove to the Continental Divide along the desolate Montana Hwy 200.  Arriving at the 5,610 ft trailhead and finding just shy of a meter of snow paired with temperatures around 10 deg F the duo put on their hardmen game face, snowshoes, backpacks, and began climbingContinue Reading