New Mexico

Since 1960, on "M" mountain, in Socorro, N.M., a handful of brave men have challenged the mountain and themselves and hiked about 7,500 feet down and a total of 2.5 miles to play a single hole of golf. There's no hole really. After 2.5 miles no one cares about actually making a golf ball go in a hole.

Anyone who completes the 2.5-mile hellish walk in 100-degree heat just wants more water and then a shower ...and possibly rattlesnake venom antidote. There are snakes up on that mountain and so are many cactus needles. A full three months after successfully making it down the mountain (with just two lost balls!) I pulled a cactus needle out of my calf. Hurt like hell pulling it out. But it seemed like the right time. Full Blog »

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