anna brones

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Posts Tagged ‘nature

Dirtbag Gourmet: Cooking for Your Date in the Great Outdoors

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It’s good when editors let you pitch the kind of articles that make you laugh. Which is why I am excited about my most recent post on the very respectable outdoor online magazine Adventure Journal, where I took a stab at the topic of food and love in the backcountry. It started as a conversation between friends on how to impress a date on a hike (“make your own trail mix!”) and resulted in this article:

If you can’t cook a decent meal in the backcountry, you’re destined for romantic failure. A way to anyone’s heart is often through his or her stomach, especially if you’re on the tail end of a grueling day outside. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Yeah, that will refuel the person you’re crushing on, but a homemade olive hummus wrap with sea salt? That might be the extra touch you need to turn adventure partner into your partner.

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Friday Photo: A Classic Fourteener

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You can gauge the quality of your week by your views. This one was pretty unbeatable.

First official fourteener now in the books: Quandaray Peak, Colorado, 14,265 feet. Complete with summit headstands and mountain goats of course.

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July 6, 2012 at 11:53

Friday Photo: Taking Time for Stillness

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Inspired by this quote for the weekend:

“In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is.” – Anonymous

Which means taking time for stillness and simple pleasures.

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June 22, 2012 at 13:49

The Beauty of Eating Outdoors

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Mediocre wine is excellent if you have a view, coffee is exponentially more delicious when brewed after a night in a tent, and trail mix can compete with the fanciest hors d’oeuvre when you’re in the middle of a hike. It’s simple: food always tastes better outdoors.

I was thinking of this in the process of drinking a mug of wine, overlooking a horizon of red rock formations last week. Dirtbags, sunsets and merlot do go hand in hand after all.

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June 5, 2012 at 13:50

Friday Photo: Beach Stones

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Calm. Quiet. Seemingly endless.

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May 4, 2012 at 09:05

Friday Photo: Spring Steps

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Spring is the time of plans and projects. -Leo Tolstoy

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April 13, 2012 at 08:50

Friday Photo: Winter Sky

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Taken: Vaughn, Washington.

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February 10, 2012 at 12:59