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Backcountry Magazine October 2010 - The Gospel of Arlin

“Situational awareness!” Arlin’s constant, disparaging shouts sounded like they came from a hoarse, constipated Yogi Bear.
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Backcountry Magazine September 2010 - Hitting it Hard

It was a stupid mistake. I mean, a threepound sledge hammer is difficult enough to hold overhead for any length of time.
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Backcountry Magazine December 2009 - The Moment

Click. It's the tiniest sound, the closing of a camera shutter. Each one represents a stoppage of time;
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Backcountry Magazine November 2009 - Your Name Here

Suffer-fest, slog, epic; everyone has a moniker for this kind of outing, but my friends like to call it a “Pogge Adventure.”
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Backcountry Magazine October 2009 - Screw Nature

There was an entire herd up there, 10, maybe 15 of them, climbing over rocky outcrops and around four-story cliffs.
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Backcountry Magazine January 2009 - Face Off

The last thing Sam Bass saw was a horizontal, dark striation eight feet up on a 10-inch aspen.
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Backcountry Magazine December 2008 - Market Watch

Powder markets throughout Asia traded at all-time highs. Records broke and roofs collapsed throughout Japan's Nagano Prefecture
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Backcountry Magazine October 2008 - Riding the Tiger

I'm struggling. It's noon, and whiteout conditions make incandescent what would be the horizon between the sky and the Wapta Icefields
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Backcountry Magazine September 2008 - Funplex

Locked in and standing on rocky ground, it occurs to me that my skis are the short, narrow, stiff skis I wish they weren't.
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Backcountry Magazine November 2003 - First Turn

High pressure ushered the coldest temperatures of the year into Gunnison Valley on the coattails of the season's first three inches.
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Backcountry Magazine October 2003 - That Guy

I ran into "That Guy" at a wedding last summer. His dark, cherubic face was devoid of sun wrinkles and I guessed he was pushing 30, but he could have been older.
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