Hi, I'm Bryan

I got slow and squishy by my mid 40's. After a health scare, I got fit — and I discovered the outdoors.

I fell in love with the beauty and awe one can only experience in wild places – especially in the High Sierras. In 2015, I started my blog as a kind of gratitude journal. I am writing it for me, but I hope you enjoy it too. I tend to write about my adventures, my ongoing fitness journey, and what I call The Good Life. I hope my stories encourage you to get fit, get outdoors, and live life with joy and intention.

My Latest Adventure

Barber Peak Scramble

It was a short hike today, but the scenery and the terrain were amazing. The hike starts through a narrow slot canyon with fascinating rock formations everywhere, then passes through open desert before ascending Barber Peak. The mountain itself is a giant horseshoe, with our route ascending one side, then traversing across a large plateau before we descended the opposite side.

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