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Jill Homer
Attended University of Utah
Lives in Los Altos, California
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Lost. So lost.
I am working on improving my navigational skills. It is a terrifying prospect. In my early 20s, I leaned on friends to handle much of the route-finding on backpacking trips through Utah's canyon country. By my late 20s, I was leaning on GPS. I had my Atlas ...
I am working on improving my navigational skills. It is a terrifying prospect. In my early 20s, I leaned on friends to handle much of the route-finding on backpacking trips through Utah's canyon country. By my late 20s, I was...
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Suddenly spring
 Spring is my favorite time of year in California. In this region, spring actually spans February and March; by April it's the cusp of summer, with its heat and parched hills, face-stalking flies, dusty trails, stinging nettle and robust poison oak. But for...
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White Mountains, again
Find the tiny biker in the big wilderness Six weeks in Alaska and a weariness had settled into the journey, like a bungee cord held taut for too long. I knew once I let go I was going to fall limp to the floor, sun-faded and cracked from weeks of freeze and...
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Cramming
Right around the equinox, springtime came to Alaska in a big way —glaringly clear skies, sunlight, and temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s. Although Beat returned to California on Monday, I'm lingering for a few more days thanks to plans to race the Wh...
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Modern Romance, part four
Four years ago, I wrote a series of posts about communing with a mountain in Juneau called Thunder Mountain during the winter of 2009-2010. You can read them here: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 . Rain patters the windshield, accumulating in a conga line of drops...
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Have her in circles
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Iditarod playlist
Someone recently asked me about the music I listened to during my recent races — an Iditarod playlist. Listening to music while exercising, training, or racing outdoors is a controversial subject. Some people are adamantly against it, and those who object t...
Someone recently asked me about the music I listened to during my recent races — an Iditarod playlist. Listening to music while exercising, training, or racing outdoors is a controversial subject. Some people are adamantly ag...
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Goodbye, Alaska, and thanks
The list of things to do on Monday and Tuesday was long, as it often is when dismantling a six-week trip that involves piles of winter gear. I hardly slept on Sunday night after the White Mountains 100, too amped up and dehydrated, gasping to push more oxyg...
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Following the White Mountains 100
 Beat revived a tracking page that he set up for the White Mountains 100 a few years ago, so I'm going to carry a SPOT tracker so friends and family can follow along with the race. If I recall correctly, the icon of a little person riding a fat bike plots m...
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Trail's end
Shana and I stayed up late again, carving away the small hours with dark chocolate and stories about her childhood in Papua New Guinea versus mine in suburban Salt Lake City. We'd just met 36 hours prior, when I showed up at her doorstep in Nome with a suit...
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Juneau, again
I lived in Juneau for all of four years, between 2006 and 2010, after one year of living in Homer. I've already surpassed the three-year mark in Los Altos, a number that unsettles me because I'm dangerously close to becoming more of a Californian than I eve...
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Education
  • University of Utah
    Communications, 1997 - 2000
  • Alta High School
    1994 - 1997
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Gender
Female
Birthday
August 20
Story
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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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Currently
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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