Boundary Peak 2017

Way back in 2015, back when I figured I should be doing as many badass things as humanly possible to get myself ready to do more badass things, I got together with a small group of people to climb Boundary Peak. It was challenging, and maybe almost broke me. Which is fine. It's what I was looking for. Since then, I have decided that I should be much more strategic in my planning and only do things that fit a particular goal in climbing--mainly what I mean is that I should suffer only in

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Craft breweries getting jammed by distributors

Let's talk about beer for a bit. I like it and drink it regularly. I particularly like beer that comes from small breweries. If the breweries are not small, that's only because they have very recently built their business from pretty close to nothing by making good, quality beers that fit with what people are now calling "craft beers." Nevada has several very good craft breweries. I imagine a few of them are in Las Vegas, but I know about the Reno ones, and I have to say that the ones I'm

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Hiking Cross Peak

Cross Peak is a short little hike in west Reno that you can do in an hour or so. The peak itself overlooks Caughlin Ranch and has a bit of a steep final section, but not too much for someone who gets out on a trail every now and then. The peak itself isn't named on any maps that I could find, but gets its name from the iron memorial at the top that forms a cross and some other artwork. I had heard from people that they could do it in the morning before work and in the past few months I've made

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How many again?

I was driving south on I-580 the other day and saw a sticker on the back window of a car. I didn't get a picture because I was driving and I don't do that. The sticker read, "ZERO F★CKS GIVEN." Exactly like that, with the star and everything. I didn't think much of it at the time because that's totally a thing everyone says now, right? There are memes and all that crap regarding the saying, all of which are dumb. The sticker is also dumb. Seeing that sticker stuck with me, though. Like, for a

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I'm no fan of Adam Laxalt. I think he's a cynical and harmful participant in Nevada's government. So, with that in mind, you should understand that my initial thoughts about this article are such: What kind of person are you that when you call someone to have a conversation, that person thinks it might be a good idea to record that conversation? What kind of person are you that you would go out of your way to make this kind of request? What kind of person are you that when someone's suspicions

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