Yearly Archives: 2014

Ouray, CO – Tiny Town, Big Fun

As the Montrose, CO Summer weather heats up, myself and many others far and wide trek to Ouray, CO for cooler mountain temps and outdoor fun. In the last several days alone, I hit upon most of the major pleasures in Ouray: hiking, climbing, viewing, and soaking… Hiking Ouray is… Read On

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Embracing Slow

Ankle Brace

I’ve written a lot about injuries on this blog. It seems I’ve been quite prone to them since cancer hit my family in 2009. Our society is pretty fast-paced these days, faster than ever before. Information travels at light-speed along the interwebs, and there are more and more avenues to… Read On

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Committing to Celibacy (and art!)

Selfie in the Black Canyon park

Ok, it’s probably not the topic you expected to read on The SpokenCoast Project, but this project is all about inspiring hope, right? Right?? What’s hopeful about celibacy? Becoming closer to “god” if there is one, or whatever your spiritual beliefs may/may not be? No risk of pregnancy or STDs?… Read On

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Grief: 3 years on

Gimp boot photo

When two significant people in your life have death anniversaries 6 weeks apart, odds are pretty good you’ll get emotionally walloped in any given year. Last year was my mom’s one-year death anniversary, so I was pretty wrecked in January 2013. This year, I prepared for mom’s day, and instead… Read On

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Interview: Jacqueline Cleveland, Quinhagak, AK

Jacqueline Cleveland from Quinhagak, AK, on the Yukon-Kuskoqwim delta, speaks about finding art as a grounding force for surviving years away from her village, racism, and loneliness. Her path lead to majoring in film, and producing a gorgeous documentary about her native Yu’pik cultural dance. To view Jackie’s graduate thesis… Read On

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Product Review: 22 Designs Vice Telemark Binding on Fischer Koa 88 Skis

Fischer Koa 88 Skis

Like other gadgetry, skis and bindings seem to make great leaps in technology year-over-year. After 12 years on the same Atomic Kailas and Black Diamond bindings for my backcountry setup, I thought I’d explore what’s new. My goal: powder and backcountry setup with higher performance, but not crushing weight. Despite… Read On

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