Joe Grant writes about the dueling simplicity and complexity of making gear choices for efficient, safe backcountry travel.
Joe Grant writes about facing and adapting to life’s challenges.
The tip of one of my skis is wedged in the snowbank to my left. The other one is several feet below me. I’m still clipped into them, but my legs are spread wide, my hands punched into the snow in front of me. As I thrash around to regain a standing position, I apologize […]
Joe Grant writes about the psychological parallels between experiencing the familiar and the unknown.
Joe Grant writes about taking at least one photo every day of 2015 and how doing so impacted his life.
Sitting by the fire, cradling a cup of coffee, I watch the snow fall, gently blanketing my front yard in white. Spindrift swirls from the large limbs of the spruce tree. A loose piece of metal roofing flaps and bangs ferociously on my shed with every gust of wind. The sky is grey, heavy, a […]
Joe Grant writes about how the positive mental effects of a backcountry trail run extend into the rest of life.
Joe Grant writes about how running can become a collective experience rather than a solo effort.
Joe Grant writes about how participating in a bike race rekindled his fire for running.
Joe Grant writes about pacing Bryon Powell at the 2015 Hardrock Hundred.
Joe Grant writes about how he falls into nature’s rhythms quickly when he is fully immersed in it.
Joe Grant writes about a long run on local trails with friends.
Joe Grant narrates his road-trip adventure to the 2015 Zane Grey 50 Mile.
Joe Grant writes of a return to his love of the processes behind training and racing.
Joe Grant writes about ski touring as a winter alternative to running.