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 2016, I started my blog as a kind of gratitude journal. I am writing it for me – and our kids and grandkids, but I hope you enjoy it too. I hope my stories encourage you to get fit, get outdoors, and live life with joy and intention.

My Latest Adventure

Climbing the North Arete of Bear Creek Spire

At an elevation of 13,726′, Bear Creek Spire dominates the head of Little Lakes Valley. It’s not the tallest peak in the cirque but it is by far the most stunning. Climbing the North Arete is considered one of the classics of the High Sierra.

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