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Jared Spaulding
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Livin...one day at a time.
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Eventually, in the parking lot, gear and people sprawled everywhere, Jim came clean. “Jared, I need to tell you something.” The wry, maybe it was sheepish, smile on his face immediately put me on guard. “It wasn’t Jesse’s idea. It was mine.” I lean in…
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What goes up pk 1458m must come down...

As per usual, my headlamp is fading fast, but its pale glow can still illuminate the tiny beech tree in front of me. No larger than the biggest part of my forearm, it creaks and flexes under Josie’s weight.  Behind it the soft, fern covered, moss…
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18 September 2015–Aahh the feelings of inadequacy that come with not being able to send the project. Not good enough. Wanting it too bad. People say: “you gotta want it”. But sometimes the problem is wanting it too bad. But what is too bad? There is that…
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Late night wanderings, of the mental and physical kind... Thanks for reading.

23 August 2016  “I need to get you to sign some paperwork before I leave” he says.  He is sitting on the counter in the cookhouse shooting the bull.  People mill around the kitchen: the cook, Anna, washes dishes; my co-instructor, Liz, makes popcorn;…
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To go or not to go, that is the question.  Is it even a question though?  Is it not preordained?  The fact that I sit here and write these sentences tells me it is not a question.  Maybe the real question is where to go, and more importantly, with whom.…
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24 July 2017–The waning gibbous moon provides ample early morning light as our crampons crunch on less than hard snow. Despite the ample ambient lighting, all around me headlamps bob and weave, slowly moving upward. I set the pace, headlamp off, slowly…
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Damn her.  Damn her for putting ideas in my head, ideas that had never crossed my mind.  I was content to do what I do.  She said suggestive things like: “maybe you don’t give off the aura of wanting a relationship” or “you say you want certain things,…
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My WordPress Dashboard tells me that the previous post The Reason (part III) was my 100th.  Thank you to all who have continued to click on the links that bring you here and  to my other blogs about Patagonia and guidebook writing.  I am glad you find…
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The Reason (part III) with Scott Robertson.

As with so many of my vertically inclined endeavors, this one seemed doubtful from the start.  It was to be a short afternoon of clipping bolts up on Sinks Canyon’s dolomite escarpment.  It started with an email from Scott.  “Eleven-forty five?” he…
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Welcome to jaredspaulding.com   Thanks for visiting.  This website is a profile of me, my life and people who share my life and adventures.  My aim with my small piece of electronic real estate is multi-faceted.  I am seeking to help others get a glimpse…
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