GEAR: Oyo Mountain

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I won’t be in Denver this Friday for the opening of the new Topo Designs Store. So, instead, I wrote them this poem:

Dear Topo Designs
one day I will have a child
whose lunch will always be packed with hand-foraged fruit leathers
And he will excel in woodshop and japanese and pottery classes during high school
And he will dog-ear books by Dave Eggers and Doug Aitken
and before enrolling in some small liberal arts college
located conveniently near a bevvy of nationally protected forests
in a state that has long-since legalized marijuana
he would most likely take a year off and travel to Arches National Park, and Zion, and also to Yosemite and Denali and  Saguaro– citing a need to ‘spirit quest’ before he could truly commit to his studies

— but before any of that  —
I would begin by naming him

your new in-house brand


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