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Posts tagged with “adventure” (18 posts)

Grand Canyon Life Coach : #2 The Give and Take

GRAND CANYON AS A LIFE COACH: #2 THE GIVE AND TAKE

The Grand Canyon gives nothing so easily. Some could tell you that it has taken too much. In this land of extremes, one MUST learn the grace of balance,perseverance, and patience. 
The draw of this place, the Canyon ...

Basking in the Flow, and the Glow

 29 Mile Rapid in Grand Canyon National Park 

 Lower Owyhee Wild and Scenic River, OR

 Butte Creek, near Chico CA

The past few weeks have been full. FULL of adventure, new rivers and swollen creeks, shared laughter, a growing love, and glowing, deep and resonating light at every turn. Across ...

With and Within

There’s something about this place, the Grand Canyon. It’s in extremes, and you love it or you don’t. You never hear oh yeah, that place is OK. That’s because the people who love Grand Canyon see a little more inside. Something that pulls at them ...

Paseo Wild II

 Paseo Wild: 4 adventure conservationists travel across the Grand Canyon along the path of a mountain lion, past springs and seeps sourced from ancient aquifers, spying endangered and endemic species, and clawing our way up rough routes and through locusts. What for? Tuning in to the Canyon, thinking bigger, in ...

Alaska! Wrangell St Elias NP Southern Traverse

I like to go BIG. I like to go all out, get swallowed whole by my surroundings, fall headlong into landscapes that I can never ever outgrow, or see all of.  I like spending my time planning and preparing complecated schemes to pull off BIG crazy expeditions, in the wildest ...

These are the places we hang out

 Where the light is reflected, and the rocks glow. Where the redwall is the reddest and the shade is the deepest. Where the canyon wren sings and cliff rose blooms. 

 Somewhere between where everything drops out below you, and a jagged skyline closes in above you. Where the stars are ...

Grand Canyoneering: Getting in Deep

Grand Canyoneering: stretching the mind, testing capabilities. Turning the key, dropping in and unlocking secrets, hidden treasures folded into the cracks. Feels so good, to get ever deeper into the Grand Canyon. Truly, a place that one can never outgrow, or see all of. But I’ll keep trying. 

Grand Canyoneering: Garden and Pipe Creeks

Minaret Lake sunrise

 Inyo National Forest, C

This is the very first patch of real, raw alpine landscape after the (relatively) low slog through the Mammoth area for the north bound Sierra High Route hiker.

Sierra High Route, CA

Talus for days, John Muirs Cousin (twice removed), glowing fire clouds, freezing swims.

 

All in a day on the Sierra High Route

  

Yampa River May 2014

 I’ve been told that I would love it ever since I started boating. The Yampa. Wild and free,  it’s the only undamned major tributary of the Colorado River Drainage. Meandering a twisted path through a desolate land of commanding sandstone bluffs and soft desert meadows, the river flowed ...

Sierra High Route, Trip Report 9/2013

3 Strikes on Plateau Point

Last week I had my yearly cross canyon hike, and as I baked in the sun, sweated out the humidity, moving slowly along the trails, soaking all the sights in. I watched the storms move in and out every afternoon, building each day, winds would pick up and swirling clouds ...

Big Island Hawaii March and April 2013

Grand Canyon Hiking~ South Bass to Tiyo Point 10/12

Grand Canyon Hiking

S. Bass to Tiyo

10/2012

 

In a lot of ways, I think a hike is never set until you have that permit in your hand. I had spent a lot of time putting this route together, trying to prepare for what laid ahead. Route descriptions had ...