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.