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May 21, 2020 at 04:11PM

This time last year, descending from the summit of Glacier Peak. It was a great birthday celebration for both @mitchpittman and myself, and I believe was @kellnotcale ‘s first glaciated ski decent.
While volcano ski season looks a lot different this year, I’ve made a conscious effort to maintain uphill strength through different activities, and found running to be a particularly meditative outlet. While it’s hard to change, being forced to has opened up my horizon to new activities, which I will take with me going forward.
Another aspect of having lots of extra free time is that I’ve been able to do a deep dive into my kit of goodies that I take into the mountains, and with the help of @backcountry have been getting a little more dialed in. Check out my story for some of the new pieces I’m working with, and use code WILL15 for 15% off your first order ! (exclusions apply) #findyourbackcountry

May 18, 2020 at 11:21AM

Lately I’ve been doing my best to seek gratitude in simple pleasures, campfires, reading in the rain, and running. This pandemic is life changing for everyone, and it’s going to continue to be challenging, but I’m attempting to find the good in the new normal.

May 17, 2020 at 02:59PM

Stoked to get back out on some rocks. Smith Rock is open again, time for some social distant climbing.

May 16, 2020 at 07:33AM

I definitely get a few more wrinkles when I laugh these days, but there’s nothing better than being told that I smile with my whole face. I think my laugh volume goes up every year also, and I’m quicker to laugh at my own jokes. Life looks a little different these days, but even though I can’t celebrate my birthday with everyone that I’d like to, I’m thankful for the people I love and who love me, from all over the world. 📸 @kateoliverphotos

May 12, 2020 at 11:58AM

We pursue these isolating activities, we talk about finding peace alone in the wilderness, but dang do I miss just being around people right now.

May 05, 2020 at 09:00AM

Big thanks to @jeremiahwill1 for teaching me the ropes of raft guiding and letting me take over the helm for some of our river trip.
Salida, 2018.