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Sweet Justice

The one thing I cannot stand when spending time in the outdoors is seeing people deface nature. If you have spent any time in the outdoors you know people do some really stupid things all because they want to "leave…

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Ebulum

Photo: When I took a large gulp of this beer I couldn't help but think of the great Scottish elders drinking this beer over 1,000 years ago. I know it sounds ridiculous, but Elderberry Black Ales were introduced to Scotland…

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Instaflex

Over the past six months things have been kinda rough for me. I had to stop playing basketball in city league, stop trail running and I had to take a break from climbing for almost a month. The reason for all…

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Forever On The Mountain

This book was hard to put down. I would venture to say Forever On The Mountain is a must read along with, Into Thin Air, and Into the Wild. I found myself reading this book in between working bouldering problems…

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The World After Dark Is Amazing!

Ever wish you could do your favorite hike and have the trail all to yourself? I sure do, and here's one way to do it, go at night! I know it may sound kind of stupid at first, and even…

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The Climber

Clif bars are awesome and everyone knows it. There is not a whole lot anyone can say about them besides amazing, but what about Clif's newest undertaking? Wine! I was surprised when I saw the famous Clif logo on a…

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Altitude Sickness

I started my 14'ers class a couple weeks ago and my first assignment was to write a three page paper on altitude sickness. I figured I might as well throw it on UpaDowna and it just might help someone out…

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2010 – 2011 Ski and Snowboard Passes

Sadly our summer is coming to an end and that means less time for all of our favorite summer sports... I know it is very depressing but snow and ice sports are on their way!!!  I am thinking about getting…

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Protect Your Pulleys

If you have ever climbed before, you know that climbing can mess up your hands really fast. Blisters, flappers, and no skin on the knuckles are not uncommon, but what sucks even more are injuries on the inside. The most…

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