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.
For centuries upon centuries, extending to this very day, philosophers, scholars, and spiritual leaders share a similar message – Your Mind is the Most Powerful Force in Your Life. Yet, day after day, we forget this simple truth. We spend our entire lives marching to the drumbeat of opposing beliefs and thoughts that tell us […]
As I leaned back against the boulder, I heard that nasty, raspy voice rushing at me from my past, “you better get your priorities straight!” I laughed out loud, with the clean mountain air filling my lungs, and began to wonder how often we all hear similar statements. The clouds continued to drift overhead, and I the […]
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 […]