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Posts tagged with “backcountry” (9 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 ...

Good Advice

 As I prepare for my next Trek and a new route in Grand Canyon I remember the Tomasis words of advice~

Use the following incomplete list to intuitively justify aborting the trip to the obscure route or summit(s) of the day:
It’s too far, too scary, too hot ...

Separation Anxiety

 Every summer, there becomes a point when the Canyon is just too hot for lil ole me, and I run to the mountains to cool off.

I did a great job of doing just that this year, I’ve pretty much just returned from 2 back to back river trips ...

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 ...

canyon portrait

 Naomi Jo Davis

Exquisite Artistic Canyon Soul

Comrade.

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 ...

Perspective, Tonto


A glimpse of the river within the Granite Gorge
I am reminded of the PERSPECTIVE the Tonto Trail lends. 
In the middle of it all, you can fly up and out, or sink ever deeper.

Rough Terrain

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 Photo: House Rock Rapid and Rider Canyon

 South Canyon to Soap Canyon ~ Grand Canyon Hiking with Botanists Glenn Rink and Steve Till

In my efforts to complete a Grand Canyon Traverse I have never stumbled on such rough, unstable, scary terrain for so long a distance. Hiking this section in ...

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 ...