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Jill Homer
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But ... be brave
Up at 9,000 feet, with frost coating my bivy sack, it was finally cool enough that I made it through the night without dousing myself in sweat ... or at least that's what I assumed. There were a few coughing bouts, but I'd become used to those. Night coughi...
Up at 9,000 feet, with frost coating my bivy sack, it was finally cool enough that I made it through the night without dousing myself in sweat ... or at least that's what I assumed. There were a few coughing bouts, but I'd be...
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This heart of mine is just some broke machine
Beat finally asked me about the strange titles of my Tour Divide posts. They're lyrics from the most recent Modest Mouse album, "Strangers to Ourselves." I listened to this album rather incessantly during the ride, and it became the background score to many...
Beat finally asked me about the strange titles of my Tour Divide posts. They're lyrics from the most recent Modest Mouse album, "Strangers to Ourselves." I listened to this album rather incessantly during the ride, and it bec...
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I guess I'll ride this winter out
For reasons unknown, it was more difficult for me to sleep indoors than outdoors. After my coughing fits, I tended to toss and turn rather than passing back out, as I had in the bivy sack. It was the air, I suppose — drier and warmer — along with the stimul...
For reasons unknown, it was more difficult for me to sleep indoors than outdoors. After my coughing fits, I tended to toss and turn rather than passing back out, as I had in the bivy sack. It was the air, I suppose — drier an...
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Troubles on the headwinds, troubles on the tailwinds
The hacking returned for another round of midnight fits, and all I could do was prop open the bivy sack so I could dislodge whatever piece of lung was trying to escape this time. I drank all of my water trying to soothe the coughs, and fell back asleep with...
The hacking returned for another round of midnight fits, and all I could do was prop open the bivy sack so I could dislodge whatever piece of lung was trying to escape this time. I drank all of my water trying to soothe the c...
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Settling in for the long haul
I woke up countless times in the night, shivering. The inside of my bivy sack was clammy, like the interior of a cave, and my sleeping bag was not insulated enough to ward off the damp, frigid air leaking in from outside. Each time I woke up, I decided enou...
I woke up countless times in the night, shivering. The inside of my bivy sack was clammy, like the interior of a cave, and my sleeping bag was not insulated enough to ward off the damp, frigid air leaking in from outside. Eac...
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Tour Divide downfall
Silverthorne, Colorado In case you were wondering what I've been doing for the past ten days since I left the Tour Divide, the answer is sleeping. Mostly. My parents drove from Salt Lake City to Frisco, Colorado, to scoop me up after I waffled for two days ...
Silverthorne, Colorado In case you were wondering what I've been doing for the past ten days since I left the Tour Divide, the answer is sleeping. Mostly. My parents drove from Salt Lake City to Frisco, Colorado, to scoop me ...
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That's a bummer, but glad you made it out ok. Keep on keepin' on.
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At home with the ghosts in the national park
Night sweats woke me up before my dawn alarm, so I stripped off my soaked clothing and draped it over my bike before crawling back into the bivy on top of my sleeping bag. Sometime later I awoke in a fit of coughing, burst out of the bivy and stumbled baref...
Night sweats woke me up before my dawn alarm, so I stripped off my soaked clothing and draped it over my bike before crawling back into the bivy on top of my sleeping bag. Sometime later I awoke in a fit of coughing, burst ou...
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During the Tour Divide I always felt best in the morning, which is the opposite of my usual modus operandi. Regardless of the total hours of sleep I managed the night before, mornings always brought cool air and clear lungs. ...
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These veins of mine are now some sort of fuse
I guzzled a liter of water during the night coughing, and still felt parched when I woke up in the morning. "Why am I so thirsty?" I wondered as shook out my dew-covered bivy sack. My hands went numb as I collected another liter from the creek. The 6 a.m. s...
I guzzled a liter of water during the night coughing, and still felt parched when I woke up in the morning. "Why am I so thirsty?" I wondered as shook out my dew-covered bivy sack. My hands went numb as I collected another li...
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Of course we just do not know
Approaching Red Meadow Lake. Photo by Dan Hafferman. Several times in the night, I woke up coughing violently. "Well, here comes the hacking part of the cold," I thought. I blamed the air inside my hotel room, which was too dry and too hot even though I'd c...
Approaching Red Meadow Lake. Photo by Dan Hafferman. Several times in the night, I woke up coughing violently. "Well, here comes the hacking part of the cold," I thought. I blamed the air inside my hotel room, which was too ...
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Me, Katie Monaco, and Lael Wilcox in Banff. It was great to hang out with these ladies before the race. I've been meaning to ask Katie how long she wore those flip-flops.  I spent most of the day before the start of the Tour ...
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On not letting go
Atlantic City, Wyoming, is a place where ghosts linger. It’s not a ghost town, exactly, although this relic of the 1867 gold rush has no paved roads, and mining ruins still form the foundation of rustic homes. There’s a gun shop (for sale) and two western b...
Atlantic City, Wyoming, is a place where ghosts linger. It’s not a ghost town, exactly, although this relic of the 1867 gold rush has no paved roads, and mining ruins still form the foundation of rustic homes. There’s a gun s...
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Education
  • University of Utah
    Communications, 1997 - 2000
  • Alta High School
    1994 - 1997
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Female
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
Previously
Salt Lake City, Utah - Tooele, Utah - Idaho Falls, Idaho - Homer, Alaska - Juneau, Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska - Missoula, Montana - Los Altos, California
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