Chris Daniel Plays with Explosives

This is a throwback piece to when I was in New Zealand hiking around Lake Waikaremoana.

There’s too many details in this story that involve getting picked up by an unmarked white van that was full of jumper cables, running into ten topless women at the top of a mountain, and camping with a man who experienced a spider bite so venomous it caused him to hallucinate. But for the sake of succinctness let me fast forward to the end of the trip. Continue reading “Chris Daniel Plays with Explosives”

Chris Daniel Climbs a Mountain

When I told my Colorado friends that I was coming to their state, they all said I should climb a fourteener.* I asked everybody I could about which mountain I should climb, what I should expect, general advice, etc. Everybody’s answer differed slightly but there were a few common answers. First, be prepared for all types of weather. Second, make sure you’re off the mountain by noon. Continue reading “Chris Daniel Climbs a Mountain”