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The Tri Beast

On July 25, 2009 in Burley Idaho, a tri-beast was born.  I call her Bertha and she lives inside me.  It all happened at the Spudman. What is the Spudman you might ask? Let me tell you.  This is an Olympic distance race which consists of  a .9 mile swim, a 25 mile bike ride, and...

Free Desktop Download

Hey everyone! Today is a big day. I am posting my very first free wallpaper download. You could say that I'm pretty excited about it. This wallpaper is rounding off my Slot Canyon Project. If you have been following along, you know what I'm talking about. If not, go read the last few posts to catch up....

Slot Canyon Project: Figure 8 knot

Hey everybody! As part of my Slot Canyon Project I am going to do a few posts about basic knots.  I’m starting with the figure 8 knot because it was the first one my dad taught me.  It is a very common climbing knot because it can be used to attach a rope to an anchor or...

Labor Day in the Country

We spend our holiday weekend in the country. It was absolutely beautiful. I hope someday we can live away from the city in a place like this.          

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The Tri Beast

On July 25, 2009 in Burley Idaho, a tri-beast was born.  I call her Bertha and she lives inside me.  It all happened at the Spudman. What is the Spudman you might ask? Let me tell you.  This is an Olympic distance race which consists of  a .9 mile swim, a 25 mile bike ride, and a 6.2 mile run. It is one of my favorite races of all time, and I...

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Free Desktop Download

Hey everyone! Today is a big day. I am posting my very first free wallpaper download. You could say that I'm pretty excited about it. This wallpaper is rounding off my Slot Canyon Project. If you have been following along, you know what I'm talking about. If not, go read the last few posts to catch up. The wallpaper is available in three different formats: desktop, tablet, and phone. To get the...

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Slot Canyon Project: Figure 8 knot

Hey everybody! As part of my Slot Canyon Project I am going to do a few posts about basic knots.  I’m starting with the figure 8 knot because it was the first one my dad taught me.  It is a very common climbing knot because it can be used to attach a rope to an anchor or harness.  It can also be used as a stopper knot or to join two ropes.   ...

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Slot Canyon Gear List

  1. Camelbak: This is my preferred day pack for any outdoor adventure. It is just the right size to hold the food and water that I need. It's not too bulky or heavy. It has great little pockets all over to hold random necessities like Chapstick and sunscreen. You will not see me hiking around without one of these bad boys. 2. Camelbak Reservoir: Don't even think about attempting a slot canyon without...

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Slot Canyon Project

You guys, seriously, you need to go to Zion. If you've been before then you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't been, stop what you are doing, find your calendar, and schedule a get away right now. I promise you will not regret it! Zion is one of Utah's most stunning National Parks. There are lots of things for tourists to do like hiking, biking, and shopping at...

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Made in America

I can’t help myself, I just love Independence day. This year we spent our first evening of vacation out on the water. There is nothing quite as American as some good ol’ canoeing and fishing. (more…)

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Lake Powell the Majestic

Every summer my family goes to Lake Powell with one of our dearest family friends: the Woods. It is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated weeks of the year. (more…)

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Anxiously Waiting

With only two days left before my race, I was doing everything I could think of to keep my cool and keep my nerves calm. This hand lettering project is a result of that!

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