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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 …

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Country Dark

Central Texas, 1979. Country dark. I heard that phrase today. The first time I consciously experienced country dark I was out on …

Gila, NM, by Kari Greer, USFS. Creative Commons.

Light of the World

The hills are alive… Shoemaker fire is burning up near East Fork Road above Glendora, not so terribly far from where three …