In the summer of 2017, I launched “My National Park Quest.” It was born during a trip to some of the astounding National and State Parks in Utah. The goal of my quest was to visit every National Park Unit, along with every National Monument, Forest, and Grassland. An Unease Settles In Over the next […]
What makes someone step away from the narrative of how our lives should be lived? You know, the story that begins with good grades to get into a good college to land that first job, and then move up the ladder, etc., etc.
My new project, The Priority Paradigm, is exploring what motivates people to make radical changes in their lives and veer from the “normal” model of life.
Within the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, reaching the Gunnison River means either repelling down 2,000-foot cliffs or “hiking” down steep ravines. As I am not a technical climber, I opted to trek to the river via the SOB Draw. The trip down took about two hours, while the journey back up took over four hours, but every minute of the day was well worth the effort. Being in the Black Canyon is a unique and memorable experience.
“You can’t be here. You don’t belong.” In a bar in Mexico, on a dark, isolated, country road, the bartender’s words hit. A friend and I were someplace that we didn’t belong. In a situation that seemed suddenly dangerous, my mind generated dozens of potentially bad outcomes. The next words from the bartender would teach me an important lesson.
My late summer hike to the Double Arch Alcove at the end of Taylor Creek Trail in Zion National Park is wonderful, despite some of the idiots that often appear in national parks.
I am declaring that I intend to To Experience & Share each of the United States National Parks, plus all of our National Forests and National Monuments. A recent trip through southern Utah has finally prompted me to begin this epic adventure. Over the next decade or so, I’ll be traveling to every state and many of the US territories to discover more about this great country and sharing it with you.
Between launching a new software company, running my marketing company, working on writing my next novel, getting some hiking in, and raising my sons, I’ve been playing with little photography.
A couple of years ago, my friend, Mike Summers (@msphotomid), and I headed up to the Chicago Lakes for an awesome day of hiking and photography. A few days ago, I was contacted by the website, DayHikesNearDenver.com. It’s a great site featuring all kinds of one-day hikes that you can do from Denver, Colorado. The […]
The Betrayal of Ka, reviewed by Don Sloan… Kadamba is a typical teen. He’s about to graduate high school and claim the love of the girl he adores when suddenly his world implodes. One moment he’s selling the interplanetary drug rath to a ten-year-old, the next he’s awaiting sentencing for the boy’s death. This is […]