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Matt Holland
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I'll let you in on a little secret. I've yet to summit a 14er.  Or even a 13er...  A trip to Mt. Sneffels a couple years ago was scrubbed by a thunderstorm, and Cloud Peak in 2012 due to getting too late of a start and general slowness.  I didn't make it to...

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The First Climbsgiving
You learned about it in school right?  The pilgrims landed at Plymouth rock and met with the Native Americans for the first Thanksgiving dinner, right?  Well, Thanksgiving in Minnesota is COLD, and we weren't quite ready to give up on outdoor rock climbing ...

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Getting to the top is optional.
I got sent on a last minute business trip to Boulder this past weekend, to work a photography expo at a camera shop in town.  Somehow I convinced work to fly me in early and out late, so I got most of two days to play around in Boulder and visit with some f...

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What's the proper number of bikes to own?
Any serious cyclist can answer this question, judging from what I've been reading online and hearing in person.  The answer of course is n+1, where n is the number of bikes you own right now.  I love my Kona Sutra , and have put several hundred miles on it ...

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A Weekend Away
Not every adventure has to involve tons of planning, ropes, gear, and people.  It's fall here in MN, and while it's definitely been cooling off quick, the weather is still what I'd consider ideal camping weather, especially now that a couple really cold day...

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I'm just going to leave this here...
I'll post tomorrow about my trip this weekend.  Nothing fancy, just an overnight at a state park nearby.  But sometimes that's all you need.

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City of Dust: Ruination
IT IS THE YEAR 2314.  The city of Minneapolis is abandoned and covered in dust. Teams of explorers brave the harsh conditions to dig the ruins, searching for answers. WHICH DEADLY PROBLEM RUINED THE CITY?  This is the mystery you must solve. This is the cha...

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Compasses 101, or thorns, darkness, and cursing
In my ongoing quest to get myself to exercise, I frequently find activities that are very much LIKE running, but are not just going for a run.  After the Amazing Contenders tri, I'd been looking online for more excuses to get my heart rate up, and I somehow...

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Fall doesn't just mean Pumpkin Spice Lattes...
 I'm discovering more and more that Minnesota has a really robust trail system, especially in the area around the Twin Cities.  I've known for a while that the Gateway State Trail goes from right near my apartment out to Stillwater, on the MN/WI border, but...
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