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Dirtbag Diaries: Rebirth of Belief

Dirtbag Diaries: Rebirth of Belief

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Sep 12, 2013 September 12, 2013

“We had the discussion around the campfire one night of trying to define ‘what is wilderness’,” John Stoneman remembers. “We determined that if you get hurt or you have a problem and there’s really no way out, you’re in the wilderness.” Despite the fact… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Aug 9, 2013 August 9, 2013

There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Benighted

Dirtbag Diaries: Benighted

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Apr 1, 2013 April 1, 2013

Great stories often have these five words, “and then it got dark.” But how can carefully executed alpine starts and planned summits turn into watching stars dot the sky? Well, getting benighted can happen for a few reasons. One: unforeseen circumstances. Two: complete denial of reality. Or three: getting… Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Crash and Burn

Dirtbag Diaries: Crash and Burn

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Sep 13, 2012 September 13, 2012

Drive it until it dies. That’s the motto I lived by as my truck, Crash, crisscrossed the West. Family members would doubtfully ask, “Are you sure you want to drive there?” I did. Friends would ask about Crash’s well being as though he was my aging dog. Though I… Read More

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