The Running Bum

Running Wild With Words

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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    The interminable intervals of green trees and worn farmhouses below heavyset clouds along Interstate 91 in Vermont tugged at the tears buried in my eyes. Behind them sit visions of long runs beneath 12,000 foot peaks on dry dusty eastern sierra roads when Gabe would paint pictures of his home state and mountains, …

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