The Running Bum

Running Wild With Words

This story is published in issue 7 of The Gulch.   Like a lone desert tower, I sit on the red dirt, eyeing a storm over Navajo Mountain. It’s January, a cold and dark time to be out camping, even in the desert, but I cannot resist any opportunity for quixotic exploration across the Colorado …

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Pre-Order Now: https://aerbook.com/store/MorganSjogren (Unleashing this beast May 2019!) Outlandish is a sun-soaked starter manual to fueling your own epic. In this guide, the canyoneering wordsmith and adventurer Morgan Sjogren shows how outdoor adventure can become your lifestyle. Through her riveting personal stories, flavorful recipes, and the book’s gotta-go-there photographs, Sjogren shares her advice and lessons …

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Another endless drive across the desert. Dust swirls. silent mind. Arrival feels as impossible as the beer I can’t quite reach in the ice chest behind my seat. Visions of sitting outside by a campfire at sunset. A night walk through the sage brush. Being in one place for a night. Stillness can only be …

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At 18,491 Feet Pico De Orizaba is the highest peak in Mexico and the 3rd tallest in North America. On March 18th Michael Versteeg and I summitted the mountain together. Then  he decided he wanted to run up it. Two days later he broke the FKT for ascent of the peak by 8 minutes (2:02) …

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Did you know the public has 60 days to comment on how they feel the lands removed from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments should be managed? These areas still fall under public lands but will be potentially open to new mining, drilling and ranching contracts unless they fall within Wilderness boundaries (ex …

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