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Jill Homer
Attended University of Utah
Lives in Los Altos, California
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We all try harder as the days run out
For days the Santa Cruz Mountains were enveloped in a freight train of fog, as apparently thirsty inland winds sucked moisture from the coast. I climbed into it each afternoon, Tuesday through Saturday, in a two-dimensional world where I had to squint to di...
For days the Santa Cruz Mountains were enveloped in a freight train of fog, as apparently thirsty inland winds sucked moisture from the coast. I climbed into it each afternoon, Tuesday through Saturday, in a two-dimensional w...
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So this is SoCal
On Friday afternoon, I got in my car and headed south for more than seven hours — through the traffic-clogged corridor of the South Bay, into the dusty fields of the Central Valley, over parched hillsides north of Los Angeles, through the palm tree boulevar...
On Friday afternoon, I got in my car and headed south for more than seven hours — through the traffic-clogged corridor of the South Bay, into the dusty fields of the Central Valley, over parched hillsides north of Los Angeles...
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Bikepacking gear considerations
Here I am near Island Park, Idaho, during the 2009 Tour Divide. I laugh when I see photos of the junk show I hauled around back then. Of course, I laugh at all photos I see of all of my gear set-ups, including my most recent winter tour in Alaska, which was...
Here I am near Island Park, Idaho, during the 2009 Tour Divide. I laugh when I see photos of the junk show I hauled around back then. Of course, I laugh at all photos I see of all of my gear set-ups, including my most recent ...
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So what is the difference of the Jill of 2009 to Jill 2015? What are you carrying or doing differently?
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Finding Mars
I admit, during the past week, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the Tour Divide. I blame, in part, a book I've been reading: " Finding Mars " by Fairbanks-based science journalist Ned Rozell. It's one of thirty or so paperbacks I still have on a bo...
I admit, during the past week, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the Tour Divide. I blame, in part, a book I've been reading: "Finding Mars" by Fairbanks-based science journalist Ned Rozell. It's one of thirty or so p...
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Jill, more than happy to help, consider it “give-back” for the inspiration you provide. One of us can pick you up at the airport and/or shuttle you to Banff regardless of whether you stay with us or elsewhere. We have several bike carrying vehicles so it won’t be an issue for us; and we have fairly flexible work arrangements so as long as we know the dates of transport a few days in advance we can adjust our schedules. I’m keeping the previous week reserved at work for several personal reasons so I’m not likely to be away travelling.

My Whitehorse days were early 90’s so I suspect our overlap is minimal but the outdoor community there is pretty tight. That may be an interesting topic of conversation.

If you PM me I’ll share our phone numbers and location details.

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Always wondering what's next
 Let's see, where was I? Oh yes, back in California. Beyond the usual flurry of tasks that every long trip away from home demands, both Beat and I had a rough re-entry to our routines. We were wrecked after the White Mountains 100, and then embarked on the ...
 Let's see, where was I? Oh yes, back in California. Beyond the usual flurry of tasks that every long trip away from home demands, both Beat and I had a rough re-entry to our routines. We were wrecked after the White Mountain...
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Still the best race ever, part one
I call the White Mountains 100 my favorite race, but the emotional attachment runs deeper than that. My introduction to this race came in early 2010, when I was going through an extensive personal crisis involving my career, relationships, location, and lif...
I call the White Mountains 100 my favorite race, but the emotional attachment runs deeper than that. My introduction to this race came in early 2010, when I was going through an extensive personal crisis involving my career, ...
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Week in motion
Some weeks seem locked in continuous motion, so much so that I feel the need to go out for a quiet run by myself, just to be still. As I drove through the freeway sprawl of Orange County after a day of mountain biking with Keith and Amber and then working a...
Some weeks seem locked in continuous motion, so much so that I feel the need to go out for a quiet run by myself, just to be still. As I drove through the freeway sprawl of Orange County after a day of mountain biking with Ke...
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260-mile getaway
Despite all of their (understandable) busyness, I finally coaxed Beat and Liehann into a weekend bikepacking trip. My idea was to ride one of the few bike-legal sections through the Santa Lucia Mountains, from the Arroyo Seco Gorge to Cone Peak and back. Th...
Despite all of their (understandable) busyness, I finally coaxed Beat and Liehann into a weekend bikepacking trip. My idea was to ride one of the few bike-legal sections through the Santa Lucia Mountains, from the Arroyo Seco...
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Cures for the springtime mehs
You'll have to forgive me if I'm a little quieter on my blog these days. I'm just going through my annual period of readjustment that I've come to think of as "the springtime mehs." This begins when temperatures climb into the 80s, and I remember that summe...
You'll have to forgive me if I'm a little quieter on my blog these days. I'm just going through my annual period of readjustment that I've come to think of as "the springtime mehs." This begins when temperatures climb into th...
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Still the best race ever, part two
I enjoy tracing the White Mountains 100 course on a map. The lollipop loop is flung like a lasso over a small region of topographic ripples between the wide drainages of the Yukon and Tanana Rivers, which in turn divide expansive valleys between the Alaska ...
I enjoy tracing the White Mountains 100 course on a map. The lollipop loop is flung like a lasso over a small region of topographic ripples between the wide drainages of the Yukon and Tanana Rivers, which in turn divide expan...
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Hey heart, on the run again
Anchorage had transitioned into full-blown spring breakup by the time Beat and I reunited on Sunday. Snow was disappearing from the mountains, sun blazed in the sky, and temperatures climbed into the low 50s. I wheeled my loaded bike with its clicking studd...
Anchorage had transitioned into full-blown spring breakup by the time Beat and I reunited on Sunday. Snow was disappearing from the mountains, sun blazed in the sky, and temperatures climbed into the low 50s. I wheeled my loa...
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Education
  • University of Utah
    Communications, 1997 - 2000
  • Alta High School
    1994 - 1997
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Birthday
August 20
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Outdoor enthusiast, journalist. Anything worth doing is worth documenting.
Introduction
I'm a cyclist, trail runner, journalist, winter enthusiast, photo documentarian, former (and hopefully future) Alaskan and endurance junkie who likes to go where the wind takes me. 
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My cat can eat a whoooooole watermelon
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Los Altos, California
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Salt Lake City, Utah - Tooele, Utah - Idaho Falls, Idaho - Homer, Alaska - Juneau, Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska - Missoula, Montana - Los Altos, California
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