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What I Learned on Mt. Rainier

Marissa Ice Climbing Rainier

Here’s post #2 about the Mt. Rainier summit. It seems like the summit happened 10 years ago. Life in Point Hope, AK has taken over everything. Living in the moment never felt so good. But, it all started on Mt. Rainier. Climbing a 14,000 foot mountain requires flexibility, yet discipline.… Read On

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I Stink At Goodbyes

Probably I’m not the only one. But truly, in trying to get my behind out of Dodge these last few weeks, I’ve noticed unusually avoidant behavior about saying goodbye. All week, in my head, I knew I was going to take off today. But, I only told my buddy that… Read On

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The Clown’s Come Back

Fundraiser The Spice Monkey clown noses

Many years ago, while attending a graduate program for psychology, I attended a one-day workshop on the psychology of clowns. The leader had a new clown nose for each person. One by one, each participant walked to the front of the room, and after turning their back to the group,… Read On

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Call out for interviews

 

It has begun! My first SpokenCoast project video was on Monday afternoon with a dear friend. Actually, it was the 2nd official interview. But, the first one was with a crappy camera. Yesterday’s interview was with my new Nikon D5100 super ultra mega humdinger of a gadget. This thing does… Read On

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Shasta delay…again

Marissa Krupa at summit of Mt. Tam

Sad to report that I’ve pushed out Shasta again…to August. Not sure if the snow conditions will be alright, but I’ll just have to cross my fingers. There’s simply no way with my whiplash recovery to safely go next weekend. This past Wednesday I practiced on Mt. Tam with a… Read On

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Wheelie bag donation request

Toyota Tacoma cracked blinker light

My body feels much like the cracked plastic of my truck’s blinker light this morning. At least I could easily buy the truck part & replace it. Not so much with my shoulder & neck.   Things were going along well enough these last days with aches & pains, but… Read On

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Video blog: WFR fatigue & overcoming fear

The SpokenCoast Project: Video Blog 22May11 from The SpokenCoast Project on Vimeo.

Doubts, dread, fear, oh, my! All this & more with another check in while at Clair Tappan Lodge for 10 days to complete the Wilderness First Responder class. Honestly, life is good, but when your body doesn’t feel well, you make videos like this...

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Video blog: Training Run — Day ?

The SpokenCoast Project: Training Run 28Apr11 from The SpokenCoast Project on Vimeo.

Here’s a video blog from back in April after a training run. It shows my mood & thoughts as I’m about to leave my apartment. It was a big step towards my trip launch. Enjoy!

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Video blog: Injury & Shasta

The SpokenCoast Project: Video Blog 20May11 from The SpokenCoast Project on Vimeo.

Took some video thoughts from Friday when I arrived at Clair Tappan lodge for the Wilderness First Responder class. It’s been an intense but great class so far. But, the first several days were overshadowed by physical discomfort, and worry about how the project would launch given my physical condition. Watch the video for more...

   

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Bodies don’t lie…

Clair Tappan Lodge Donner Pass WFR

Made it up to the Clair Tappan lodge today for the Wilderness First Responder course with the Sierra Club.  I wanted to take this course before leaving on the trip so I felt better prepared for a wilderness emergency.  You can never have too many backcountry skills, I’ve found. With… Read On

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