Pushing past my physical limits

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Two weekends ago, in the swift waters of the Youghiogheny River, I finally got to use my new kayaking gear as it was intended. My matte black... Read more

Stagnant, given the gravity of my health, isn't a bad thing

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After my trip with First Descents, I knew kayaking was something that I wanted to make a habit of. It was a physical activity where I actually... Read more

Team Mafia on the water

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First Descents is a program that takes cancer survivors and puts them on the sides of mountains, hanging ten on waves or as in my camp story... Read more

Here’s to the Rock

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First, I want to apologize for jumping around a bit. I am about a month behind in chronicling my road trip. I only arrived home from my First... Read more

The Half Heart Kid on Half Dome: Part III

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After a short, early hike, we ditched our packs at the base of Half Dome. I grabbed my camera and a nalgene, and we began our ascent. Once... Read more

The Half Heart Kid on Half Dome: Part II

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As we continued our drive the ominous clouds up ahead made it very apparent that we were going to get some precipitation. A quick stop at the... Read more

The Half Heart Kid on Half Dome

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Not a single person I spoke to in Yosemite was on their first trip there. They return year after year to take in all that the park has to offer... Read more

Alex's road trip update: Mountain top meet and greets

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From advice on where to go next or just having a few laughs, the people you meet and see on the road could be anything from a wealth of knowledge... Read more