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Colorado Trail Fail

My goal was to hike the 485 mile Colorado Trial in less than 14 days. Mother Nature had other plans. While contemplating an upcoming 100 mile running race I remembered how well prepared I was for ultramarthons following my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike. Doing the CT fast and light sounded like […]

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ADD – Adventure Dependency Disorder

I, Chris ‘Tarzan’ Clemens, have a severe case of ADD. Adventure Dependency Disorder. Adventure Dependency Disorder – The need to always be on an adventure, at the expense of everything stable, secure, and comfortable. The symptoms that led to this diagnosis include: An intense aversion to cubicles and fluorescent lights […]

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AntiComfortable

AntiComfortable is the art of living life to the fullest by seeking discomfort and embracing the chaos. Nothing epic ever comes from being comfortable. By challenging myself and repeatedly stepping outside of my comfort zone I’ve grown as a person, gained extraordinary experiences, and met incredible people who have enriched […]

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Hiking The Wave, Arizona

The Wave sits peacefully in no man’s land at the border of Arizona and Utah. This unique sandstone formation displays vivid red desert strata that have been eroded overtime into a wavelike feature. The otherworldly contours evoke wonder and awe from all who visit but even just getting there can […]

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Westward Westy

I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Canada and driving through New England, but my heart, and Tantor’s motor, were both yearning for the place we feel most at home, the Southwest. Before I could drive Tantor west though I had to park him and fly to Las Vegas for work. Yes, ladies […]

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Crewing RAAM 2016

Crewing RAAM 2016 was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Period. Writing a blog post about crewing RAAM was the second hardest thing I’ve ever done, which explains why this is 6 months overdue. I’ve spent long hours with countless PBR’s trying to reduce 12 days of nonstop action into […]

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Read This When I Die

READ THIS WHEN I DIE. This was the name of a document I rediscovered in my laptop files recently. Yes, a bit morbid, but on the bright side, I’m the one who found it…so at least I’m not dead yet! I clicked the file open, wondering what I thought was […]

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I Quit…Again.

Well, I’ve done it again. I quit a perfectly good job with fantastic career opportunities. For what? Last time it was to hike the Appalachian Trail. This time? To hit the road and live in my van. Oh lord… This news may (or may not) come as a surprise to […]

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