Mt. Williamson, peak

The Happy Hill

The Happy Hill. Halfway down Mt. Williamson I passed a little kid hiking up with his family. “Is the hill happy or …

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Zane Grey 50 Race Report

Payson, Arizona. I’m always surprised by the the beauty of Arizona. What comes to mind when I think of the state are …

Cooking Heroin, Echo Park

18 Years

Once upon a time, I drank a little bit too much liquor and used a little bit too much drugs. 1997. I …

Salton Sea, 2004

Slow the Fuck Down

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody …

Salton Sea Stop

Running with Aspergers, Pt 2

A few weeks before Black Canyon 100K, race director Jamil Coury let me know that they’d extended the cut-off to 18 hours, …

Eaton Saddle, Christmas Eve

2014: Seeking Quiet, Finding Noise.

Angeles Crest 100 is a 100 mile trail run through the scrappy, tough-like-a-Mexican-boxer San Gabriel Mountains. It’s easily the hardest of all …

Mt Lowe from Mt. Disappointment

Mt Lowe Trails

A favorite place for me to run in the San Gabriels front range is Mt. Lowe. It’s good, scrappy stuff, exposed, rocky …