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Quinn on January 14, 2018. Estes Park, Colorado. Photo: Tim Davis

Letting Go

By Quinn Brett   |   Oct 8, 2018 October 8, 2018

A climber describes her passion for the wildness of the world. My brother’s cheeks smooshed against the blue velour seat and his mouth hung slightly ajar. His gangly legs stretched from door to door, covering the back bench of our family Buick. On the floor, parallel, I fidgeted over the… Read More

Artwork: Walker Cahall

Dirtbag Diaries Podcast: Trespassers

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Apr 21, 2016 April 21, 2016

Artwork: Walker Cahall “You have to imagine that you’re on the frozen Arctic Ocean. You’re six miles from shore, you can’t really tell where the ocean stops and the white shore begins. All you see is white–and this thing where they’re dumping crap into the ocean to make this island,”… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Remotest

Dirtbag Diaries: The Remotest

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Mar 6, 2014 March 6, 2014

We all know the feeling of remoteness. The stillness. The perspective. It’s part of what keeps drawing us outside. But what does it feel like to be standing, literally, in the most remote place in a state? In the country? And what might those places reveal about the fate of… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Dirtbag Diaries: The New Conservationists

Oct 28, 2009 October 28, 2009

After attending the Tools for Grassroots Activists conference earlier this month, I'm particularly fired up to hear today's Dirtbag Diaries. Host Fitz Cahall introduces "The New Conservationists." Our sports, our passions provide a special opportunity to visit thenatural world's wildest places. This tradition began with… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: The Adventurer’s Parable

Dirtbag Diaries: The Adventurer’s Parable

Mar 16, 2009 March 16, 2009

Wow, thank you to everyone who commented on the two-year anniversary of The Dirtbag Diaries. I too think Fitz has created something really special and it warms my heart to know there are so many of you out there who feel the same way. Your outpouring of… Read More

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