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Getting There with a Smile

Crux Getting there with a smile Despite the twists in Jennifer Lichter’s road to professional running, she stays focused on the joy.   Jennifer Lichter on the trail. Photo by Riley Connell.   By Colton Born As a child, Jennifer Lichter had one dream: to play...

Rock Solid

Crux ROCK SOLID Climbing all-stars Molly Bruce Higgins and Larry Bruce reflect on a lifetime of adventuring together. Molly Bruce Higgins & Larry Bruce | “The most delightful badass couple we could ever hope to chat with.”   KATIE CANTRELL She was half of the...

Taking the Long View

Crux Taking the Long View A talk with someone who’s been here a while and seen a thing or two. DAVID STEELE Change feels radical when you haven’t seen much of it, so listen to Bill Anderson for some perspective. A teacher and Columbia Falls school administrator for 25...