Okay, I laughed when I wrote that title, but the truth is that it can be hard to grow a ‘righteous’ beard (and no, none of those guys above are me). It takes years, a whole lot of patience, and a lot of botanicals to achieve. You know the kind, that shapely, soft, well-oiled and groomed clump of beauty below a man’s nose that a certain type of woman loves, because well, she must admit that ‘it’s actually sort of pretty. Oh, and it smells so good.’ Only a fair few accomplish such a righteous level of beardom, and I am one such man on a quest to reach the level of righteousness that a priest can only dream of.
Few places in the world feel as amazing as they look. No human cities give me the feeling of wonder and inspiration that an unspoiled natural place can. And of all the destinations I’ve seen and experienced, few places in the world feel like the Rocky Mountains do. Not only are they stunning, white-tipped (most of the year) and colossal, but they offer a unique look into the natural living world of our precious planet. When I lived in Colorado, I spent many days and nights hiking and camping along the elevated regions west of Denver, and they’ve found a place near and dear to my heart.
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I’ve always had aspirations of having a righteous beard. You know the like… burly, rugged, manly clumps of hair, styled just right to actually appear as almost beautiful. There’s just something that intrigues me about the whole absurdity of it, because I always thought my clean-shaven face wasn’t quite the best representation of myself, so a beard has since become the working goal. The problem isn’t that my hair doesn’t grow fast enough, it’s that I have a patch on my cheek that automatically pushes whatever-you-wanna-call-this-bush-on-my-face into vagrant territory because it doesn’t fill in like the rest when it all grows out. So I’ve sought out a fix for the savage in me.
With my wedding fast approaching, I’ve been pushing myself to not only get ahead of planning every detail and of course, all of the logistics therein, but I’ve been working on my appearance especially. From being a writer who sits for hours upon hours everyday, I’m a bit more out of shape than I’d prefer to be in for my wedding photos, but also I’m working to wrangle the beast that is my beard, for which I’ve always struggled to properly procure and cultivate. So, the question begs to be asked… Can you handlebar?
Beards are fickle things. As humans, we have evolved from a common ancestor to the ape, so it should be of little surprise that some of the evolutionary traits still linger. Especially when you consider how little time, in the grand scheme of life and this planet, that we’ve actually been ‘modern.’ Facial hair is among one of those lasting traits that are slowly disappearing for some men of new generations, while others, depending on ancestry and lifestyle, are still feeling the effects of being a once fur-covered being.
In travel, especially in the backpacker style of travel, it’s so important to outfit yourself with gear that will not only make your life easier, but that will keep your things safe while also keeping you comfortable. Few things are worse than leaving on a trip, especially a long one, and not being properly prepared and outfitted. Backpacking consists of you lugging your pack everywhere with you, typically, and having everything you need in it, and while this brings a sense of nomadic freedom, it can be quite a burden. Comfort and ergonomic design matter, as does weight and space, for with one wrong choice, you may end up regretting your choice. It’s happened to me…
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