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  • In search of more perfect elevation data
    Published Oct. 10, 2018  |  Programming, Boulder hiking
    When I set out to create a guide to Boulder's classic hikes, I knew I wanted the elevation gain and loss to be featured prominently. If I had to summarize a hikes difficulty with a single metric, it would be elevation gain. Not mileage. On the trail, when desperate hikers drop to their knees and ask me HOW MUCH FURTHER, I tell them their progress on in terms of effort, but I am secretly using ... [Read more]
  • HOW to Vote (Next Time)
    Published Nov. 7, 2018  |  Politics
    You were getting it from all angles. The people calling your phone and showing up at your door, the podcasts you listened to, the websites you visited. They all wanted one thing: FOR YOU TO VOTE. Who cares who you voted for, or if you know who that person was? FUCKING VOTE! Sincerely though, I was glad to see the word getting out. Elections are not about what the people want. Elections are about what ... [Read more]