• The RV Project

    This is our version of the American Dream. City life just wasn't cutting it for us, so we bought a trailer and are headed across the USA in search of the best climbing spots and the most interesting people this country has to offer.


  • Time to Mourn

    I was an A's fan.What happened? Fuck John Fisher, the spoiled bitch-boy son of the founders of the obsolete clothing store that charged $45 dollars for jeans al... Read more

    Posted on 11 May 2023 OUTDOORS
  • That Time The Mountain Called My Bluff

    That Time Mountain Called Bluff

    I’m a boulderer, and unapologetically so. That said, I also like being on top of mountains. Sometimes, I go for long outings in the mountains that are hybrid... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2023 OUTDOORS
  • Hello Again, World

    Hello Again, World

    Hey World. It's me, Spenser. Are you there? The Rare Steer 8B*: Ryan Moon on a March attempt. For the past 6 months, the days have been getting longer and the... Read more

    Posted on 21 June 2022 OUTDOORS
  • 7 Years of Joe’s Valley Fest

    Years Joe’s Valley Fest

    Coming back to Joe's Valley after a 2 year hiatus felt like we had come home, after what felt like significantly longer than 2 years. I have missed the people... Read more

    Posted on 08 October 2021 OUTDOORS
  • Something Not Terribly Difficult: A Stroll Up Mt. Emerson

    Something Terribly Difficult: Stroll Emerson

    Mountain scrambling is rad. It's also dangerous. The objective hazards-loose rock, weather-change the risk equation. By "not terribly difficult," I'm referring... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2021 OUTDOORS
  • Now & Then


    I guess it’s pretty telling that the last time I was compelled to add to this blog was when COVID first came around, over a year ago. I wrote, “Most of us... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2021 OUTDOORS
  • Something Pretty Hard: Hiking Across the Sierras for Bouldering

    Something Pretty Hard: Hiking Across Sierras Bouldering

    As seems to be typical, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. Frankly, it’s been a while since I wrote anything more consequential than an email.... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2021 OUTDOORS
  • Choppers, Choss, and Chaparral

    Choppers, Choss, Chaparral

    The last time we caught up was before Halloween 2020. Aye, it’s been about 4 months, in fact. Jeez. The RV Project has been regrouping. The past 12 months have... Read more

    Posted on 24 February 2021 OUTDOORS
  • So You Want to Climb a Mountain?

    AKA How to Celebrate 3 Birthdays with Strangers / Leave No (Wo)Man Behind Mt. Adams Facts Elevation: 12,280′ (3,743 m) Last eruption: 550 BC First... Read more

    Posted on 26 January 2021 OUTDOORS
  • Fuck Cancer. I Miss My Dad.

    Fuck Cancer. Miss Dad.

    My dad never taught me how to ride a bike. At about 12 years old, I learned how to ride a bike that my parents had gotten for my little brother’s 6th birthday.... Read more

    Posted on 25 October 2020 OUTDOORS
  • What I Love About COVID-19

    What Love About COVID-19

    Kinda nothing, but at least I appreciate the novelty of this whole lockdown thing. We are the caged birds, finding our singing voices. We are training as if it’... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2020 OUTDOORS
  • How About a Climbing Update?

    About Climbing Update?

    Ain’t no climbing! F’reals. The gyms are closed, Owens River Gorge is closed, the Happies and Sads are closed, and the Buttermilks are about to be. As I’ve... Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2020 OUTDOORS
  • Contrast


    The first time I picked up a camera, it wasn’t called a “phone.” It had weird numbers all over it, and when you got near the end of a roll of film, you were... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2020 OUTDOORS
  • Love and Laughter in the Time of Corona

    Love Laughter Time Corona

    So, I woke up the other morning, had some coffee, sauteed some kale and garlic and eggs, and watched the president address the nation. Could someone please... Read more

    Posted on 22 March 2020 OUTDOORS
  • The Invisible War


    Most of us don't know it yet, but society has changed forever. Yesterday, the Imperial College released it's report on COVID-19. The report reveals massive,... Read more

    Posted on 18 March 2020 OUTDOORS
  • In the Time of Corona

    Time Corona

    Not sure what to say to mark this occasion, but it felt important to mark it somehow. It’s Monday, March 16, 2020, and I think it’s fairly obvious by now that... Read more

    Posted on 17 March 2020 OUTDOORS
  • Right Lawyer For You

    So you’ve asked around, consulted websites, and perused the yellow pages; you’ve come up with a short list of attorneys who you think might suit your legal... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2020 OUTDOORS
  • Rebuilding in Bishop

    Rebuilding Bishop

    Hey before I get into the update, I want to mention that Vikki put a whole bunch of her pictures from her years as the Head Photog at the Women's Climbing... Read more

    Posted on 08 March 2020 OUTDOORS
  • Rehab Time

    Rehab Time

    It seems like a lot has changed in the realm of rehab since I last got serious about the topic, which would’ve been around winter/spring 2013. Say goodbye,... Read more

    Posted on 22 February 2020 OUTDOORS
  • Massage Guns and End-Stage Capitalism

    Massage Guns End-Stage Capitalism

    I am somewhat happy because I've started rehabbing the elbow. Now it feels like I'm Doing Something, instead of actively trying not to while watching my arms... Read more

    Posted on 28 January 2020 OUTDOORS