trails + tents

Sandy Bruises [Sport Climbing]

I have discovered something life changing; the perfect excuse to stay in college for...ever. They're called "outdoor education classes" and they are basically classes that get you college credit while you're out in the wilderness living life. It's been decided -- I'm going to be a college kid forever. Sorry, world. I put this whole "in class" excuse to use last weekend when I took four days off to play in Moab's desert while taking a sport climbing class. After working two overnight shifts [ie: basically sleeping 6hrs in 48hrs...after a weekend of sleepless winter camping] I piled my camping gear into the Honda Civic and headed west. All was well. Exhaustion hadn't kicked in yet, I remembered snacks + the busted antenna was doing its part go play me some sing-a-long music. I was happy + full of grand plans for an early night followed by a weekend of slab climbing, sandy running + comfy car camping. All I had to do was get to Moab and find myself a campsite...simple, right? (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
travel thoughts

Take It Easy

Every time the seasons change I get sick, without fail. Sometimes I blame it on airplane cooties [like that time I nearly died from a ferocious head cold + sketchy stomach flu the week I got home from South America] but really, I think my immune system is just a big wimp that sucks at fighting off the bad guys. And I don't care how old I am, I will always imagine white blood cells shooting sticks at these nasty germs like they do on the Magic School Bus >> https://youtu.be/uJKJr7gKS_Y [and, yes, I watched that entire episode after I found it!]. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago
friends + feelings

Currently.

A lot has changed over the past two months, but at the same time life feels very normal. Weirdly normal. I'm living in Switzerland, working for a couple I've only known for a few weeks, living in a hostel with a revolving door of strangers and grocery shopping with Google Translator in hand. (more…)

By Heidi Kumm, ago