A Life Worth Living

Ten years ago my friend and mentor, Rich Rinaldi, and I were at Snowbird when he offered me my first guiding job. I was young and hungry and inexperienced–and never

Welcome to the Posse!

Kate’s Real Food, maker of the tastiest bars on the planet, announces its partnership with SoulPoles and San Juan Untracked for 2014. This stellar snowsports alliance puts Kate’s bars into

Merry, merry…

Every year, Christmas time amazes. It’s just—well—fun. I feel joyful, reflective, more cognizant of the value and significance of my loved ones, and excited for the beginning of a New

The Perfect Storm

by Kalen Thorien The perfect storm…When you hear that in a forecast you can’t help but let your imagination run. You go to bed dreaming about skiing the best snow

From the Desk Of Dirt Hound…

From the Desk of Dirt Hound (production honcho for Kate’s Real Food) As fall drifts into winter, I would like to give a big thanks to those who made this

Stoking Kate’s Fire

You may wonder how we keep our stoke up at Kate’s? Sure, it looks pretty from the surface—we’re out and about on our Facebook page enjoying the mountains. But the

The Harvard Route: Bagged on Bars

written by Trevor Kreznar Last summer I bought a book.  I don’t read as much as I should since the majority of my book purchases aren’t novels, they’re guidebooks. But

The 14er Project – Part 2

  The last time I wrote about climbing 14ers—back in June—was immediately after we conquered our first two peaks. Now it’s September and we’ve summited 30 mountains since April! My

This past winter, my husband Brad and I were talking about how spending time in the mountains motivates us. If you said to either of us, “go run a 5K,”

Onward We Struggled…long after the kale had run out

As a climber, I face a lot of challenges: route finding, dealing with fear and pushing past it, managing risk and judging objective dangers like rockfall and lightning, and finding