OUTSIDE IN — Need a map?

By CHRIS BATES        My uncle and his family lived in Montana during many of my growing-up years. We would go to visit regularly, and I loved my experiences there. My one-year-older cousin and...

OUTSIDE IN — When it’s frozen

By CHRIS BATES        Everything is different when the world around you is frozen. This past hunting season, we experienced several dawns of frozen ground, water and air. It can be...

OUTSIDE IN – The choice to change

By CHRIS BATES          I’ve stood on several of our major North American continental divides. The Great Divide drops through the western part of the continent across several states. I...

OUTSIDE IN — A mountain perspective

By CHRIS BATES        We have been fortunate to have been on a lot of mountains. Looking back over the years, my wife, Stacy, and I have experienced elevations from the highest points in...

OUTSIDE IN — What is your identity?

By CHRIS BATES          On a trip several years ago, we got to spend more than a week near San Cristobal, Nicaragua, digging ditches and working on other projects. My daughter and I met...

OUTSIDE IN — It may not be what it seems — even with Duck Commander

By CHRIS BATES     It may not be what it seems — even with Duck Commander      We were taking the Duck Commander hunting the next morning, and the outlook could not have been worse. I had...

OUTSIDE IN — Living your purpose

By CHRIS BATES   Living your purpose        Peddling a road bike 500 miles over a six-day period had never been on my list of aspirations. When my friend, mentor and rector, Christopher,...

OUTSIDE IN — Notice the details

By CHRIS BATES         It was January 2018,  and the Mississippi Delta was almost completely frozen. Only the deep, slow-moving rivers were not fully iced over, plus a few sparse flooded areas where...

OUTSIDE IN — Above the treeline

By CHRIS BATES   Above the treeline        Being above the treeline is an amazing experience. I have had the fortunate opportunity to do so many times, and the feeling is always similar....

OUTSIDE IN — Faith is simple?

By CHRIS BATES   Faith is simple?      Each spring and fall when my daughter was younger,  she and I would go to camp at a different state park for a few days. It was always a great escape and...

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