Morgan Sjogren ➸ Running Bum

Writing to protect the soul of wild spaces

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Outlandish, I’m doing a limited virtual book signing! I’ll be taking orders for signed copies until the 50 I have are gone! (I only signed 15 last year.) To order, please send me a message on Instagram @running_bum_! Cost is $32 via Venmo or PayPal, and includes shipping …

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This story originally appeared in The Gulch Magazine Issue 10. “Look Mr. Whiskers – we found your name again!” We stop to examine another trailside inscription along the sandstone flanking Navajo Mountain. Earlier this spring, my companions Steve and a husky mutt named Phil joined me on a backpacking trip circumnavigating Navajo Mountain. Equipped with a …

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Photo Credit Jay Kolsch You are uninviting, treacherous and hostile but also hauntingly beautiful, mesmerizing, inescapable. I am possessed by enigma. Unable to resist long trips to see you. Deep inside your canyons I find myself in a lovesick spell, drawn towards each twist, turn, pour off and log jam with no concern for the …

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