Well, it’s been a great run with The Jasmine Dialogues. Several years, over nearly a hundred blog updates, and 3,000 subscribers. Alas, I’ve decided to migrate most of all of this content, films, and publications to a new, official site: nicholastriolo.net. This new website, I’ve found, is simple and easy to navigate, and will house all future updates, articles, and progress as i deepen my life as a freelance creative. There is an update signup at the bottom of the website all those wishing to stay in touch. THANK YOU, and upwards! Click Here.
My full feature in Trail Runner Magazine arrives this month, “Half Light, Half Dark,” an account of a 4-day fastpacking circumnavigation of Peru’s remote Cordillera Huayhuash.
“Half Light, Half Dark” is currently not available online, so go to your local running store or magazine rack and pick up a copy. Read some previous Trail Runner Magazine articles:
“My Summer Running Trails with Ben Gibbard” (January 2014)
“Do Trail Races Cause Unnecessary Harm to the Environment?” (November 2013)
“Disposability is Dead” (September 2013)
Explore a photo essay “Twenty-Three Days” about the entire trip to Peru last fall.
The inaugural issue of Beyond Beer, a journal about art and craftsmanship, just published my nonfiction feature, “The Map is Not the Territory: Running into Peru’s Microbrewery Revolution.”
The Beyond Beer journal is a product of Imagination Brewery and the Center for Community Transformation, the first of its kind to combine craft beer and a community hub. It’s an incredible venue and the journal reflects its spirit. Honored to have my article about finding an whiplashingly tasty beer culture while traveling and mountain running through Peru last September.
Beautiful magazine WeMove created by talented designer friends out of Portland, Oregon included “In the Footsteps of Beats,” an excerpt with photos from my manuscript, to their digital issue. Excited to be part of a publication alongside dutch daredevil Wim Hoff, ultra running legends Krissy Moehl and Scott Jurek, climber Ron Kauk, and others.
A month ago I was approached by the Senior Editors of North Online Magazine, a sharp art/travel website out of Australia. They asked me for some words + photos so I put together this short piece, “Chasing Revolution,” which was published this morning.
Check out my latest piece on the intense and short supply run I made to Standing Rock, ND, site of the largest inter-tribal protection of the sacred in modern history.
There’s something up ahead blocking the highway. Look: Lights. Glowing like a football stadium. Military checkpoint.
“Hi, officer. We’re off to, uh, Fort Yates. That’s it. What’s all this for?”
Stupid question. He knows why we’re here, why my housemate Harrison and I are pulling up at 1 a.m. outside Bismarck, North Dakota, with a truck full of supplies.
“Oh, up ahead 20 miles we’ll find a protest?” I say. Officer peers into my truck.
“Supplies,” he murmurs to the soldier on his left. Won’t look me in the eyes though I’ve tried twice. Hard when he’s gripping a semiautomatic. “Move on through. Careful up ahead.”