The Dangers of Being Labeled a Climber

I climb, but I’m not a climber.

To me, taking on that label requires more consistency and an effort to improve in the sport. I’ve been climbing for five years and have never ascended anything harder than a 5.10 (for those unfamiliar, this grade is considered intermediate).

This is because I only really go out and climb a handful of times each year. To get better, you need to climb consistently. You need to do scary things like take big falls, get on uncomfortable routes, and, most frightening of all, interact with strangers in an attempt to find climbing partners. Continue reading “The Dangers of Being Labeled a Climber”

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25 Reasons Camping After Binge-Watching The Walking Dead is a Bad Idea

The excitement of scary movies and television shows is part of fall’s allure. But if you have an overactive imagination, the fear doesn’t stop once the TV’s turned off. And depending on what you’re watching, the fear can be intensified when paired with an overnight trip in the great outdoors.

To prepare for season 8 of The Walking Dead, I’ve been catching up on old episodes through the magic of Netflix.

One thing I’ve realized? Camping and zombies don’t mix. If you plan to watch a buttload of The Walking Dead and then head out for some tent time, be prepared for the consequences.

Continue reading “25 Reasons Camping After Binge-Watching The Walking Dead is a Bad Idea”