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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sentimental Snapshots: Walk Like a Camel

Sentimental Snapshots: Walk Like a Camel

Today’s Sentimental Snapshot is brought to you from the archives of summer 2005, when Steve and I took a trip to Morocco.  We were blessed with the opportunity to hand-deliver care packages to several American families serving as volunteers all over the country – and of course we couldn’t help but find a little adventure along the way!  We ferried our way from Spain into the port-city of Tangier (breaking every guidebook’s rule about not arriving after dark…), and wandered around the funky cold medinas of Fez and Meknes before working our way south through Ifran to Merzouga, a gateway town to the Sahara Desert. …Read the rest of this entry →

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An Interview: Aimee Roseborrough

An Interview: Aimee Roseborrough

Since the start of Cragmama, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to cross paths with several strong and amazing women – women who are not content to settle for the status quo of abandoning adventure at the first sign of an expanding belly.  Women who are committed to getting not just themselves but their whole families outside enjoying nature – whether its climbing, biking, hiking, or building treehouses!  So I’ve decided to start a new section on my blog dedicated to all the mamas out there who believe that starting a family doesn’t mean an end to outdoor fun.  Interviews with Moms that Rock will be a place…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hour Connection: Eco-lessons Disguised as Fun

Green Hour Connection: Eco-lessons Disguised as Fun

Those of you not from “these parts” down south may not be familiar with the fast-food wonder that is Chick-Fila.  With a menu that is considered relatively healthy by fast-food standards, and yummy by just about any standard, it has turned into somewhat of a family tradition to go there on Friday nights (we are on the cutting edge of cool, I know…).  So you can imagine our excitement after our big move to Charlotte when we discovered a Chick-Fila sitting smack dab in the middle of the shopping center right across the street from our new neighborhood!  Since it’s…Read the rest of this entry →

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Guest Post on The Outdoor Adventure Blog

Guest Post on The Outdoor Adventure Blog

Folks that know me are probably aware that it really gets on my nerves when other people tout climbing as a sport for only extreme, thrill-seeking, adrenaline junkie uber-athletes.  I think one of the best parts about climbing is that due to the many different types and styles of climbing, there’s more than enough room for responsible, safety-conscious, mere mortals like myself and the majority of my climbing friends.  So when Paul Osborn over at The Ourdoor Adventure Blog asked me to do a “Climbing 101″ post for his readers, I of course jumped on the chance to dispel some common misconceptions that…Read the rest of this entry →

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The Heresy Saga

The Heresy Saga

At some point I think most climbers develop what I like to think of as “Daydream Projects” – routes that for whatever reason, almost seem to call your name.  Maybe its because the route is particularly aesthetic or has a famed notoriety associated with it.  Perhaps the route speaks to you because you know it will  push either your mental or physical abilities (or both!).  Or maybe you keep obsessing over it because you’ve gotten on it so many times and keep falling off at the same dang spot.  You have a connection to the route on a personal level.  You rehearse the crux…Read the rest of this entry →

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