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.
Published: “Half Light, Half Dark”
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.
Published: “Ecology of Escape”
My short piece “Ecology of Escape” was included in Volume 11 of Juxtaprose Magazine, alongside Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Dunn and Man Booker recipient Lydia Davis.
Published: “The Map is not the Territory”
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.
Published: “In the Footsteps of Beats”
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.
Published: “Chasing Revolution”
A short photo essay, “Chasing Revolution,” with North Online, a sharp Australian art/travel website, outlines a larger creative work in progress, and close to finished.
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.
Published: “Four Directions of Standing Rock”
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.”
Featured Story in California Paper
My hometown newspaper in Calaveras County, Northern California, ran a well-written story on some of the adventures I’ve been up to since graduating high school.
Nick Triolo is a man on the move. An author, teacher and internationally recognized activist, the 32-year-old endurance runner finds peace and purpose by literally putting one step in front of the other.
A successful and affable student-athlete at Bret Harte High School, the 2001 graduate participated in sports, music and student government – all pursuits that ultimately influenced his future.
“At Bret Harte, I didn’t want to be pigeonholed by any particular clique, so I made inroads with just about everyone,” Triolo said about his “super-active” Bullfrog days. “High school was where I really cranked up my industriousness, getting involved in everything I could.”
Thanks so much! Grateful. Read the entire article.
Salomon Video: “The Musician”
Salomon just released their short film “The Musician” about friend and lead singer of indie rock band “Death Cab for Cutie” Ben Gibbard. Played a small role in the film and its inception.
It’s been one of the most nourishing friendships I’ve developed in my lifetime, and this beautiful short film by The African Attachment and Salomon Running illustrates the humility and drive of friend and musician Ben Gibbard. In 2013, I joined the Postal Service Band on tour to work as Ben’s Trail Coordinator. Since then we’ve shared countless miles and mountains, coffees and chats, and its flowered into a wonderful connection. Regularly inspired by this dude, and “The Musician” really captures his story, his motivation. Read an article I wrote for Trail Runner Magazine about the experience.
Back from three+ weeks in Peru. First half of the trip? Putting together a 3-day, 80-mile circumnavigation fastpack of the remote, rugged Cordillera Huayhuash with Portland friends Willie McBride and Brian Donnelly. Second half? A solo trip through Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Arequipa’s high volcanoes. Art. Coffee. Craft beer. Festivals. Dogs. Earth-shattering trip. Photo essay below; writing pronto.