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Hey, so how's this school year going? It's been a long, hot summer 'round these here parts and we didn't get out for some fun nearly as frequently as I think we should have. Our oldest daughter started ...
As much as I hate to say it, raising kids is awfully scary business. And I prefer to think of myself as the sort of gent who looks for the opportunity in a situation, not the problem. But I'd be a fool ...
Created on Wed Dec 5, 2012
My wife puts up with me when I pull over to take photos like this one. She's known for a long time that I'm the sort of road traveler who stops to check things out and take a deep breath just for ...
Along the road to progress, late 1980s maybe, the automotive industry decided the gas light was a clever thing to add to the dashboard. When the little red orb illuminates, you're supposed to feel ...
Every time I take a road trip to southern Utah, it just gets better and better. The vast expanses of incomprehensible crimson sandstone landscape seemingly hide and surprise with endless opportunities ...
Every once in a while, I have to usurp your screen for a moment with a run down of the antics of a short but exceptionally fun adventure trip I take, sadly, without my family. Complex schedules affect ...
Created on Thu May 17, 2012
When slacklining lost its thrill, dirtbags (I say it with affection) around the world simply moved the line higher and higher until the line was so high it needed a new name: highlining. Naturally. ...
Created on Tue May 15, 2012
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO 100 Chicken Corners Trail — "The best way to ruin your upholstery in Moab, Utah" You'll lean like a green bowler trying to force ...
Created on Mon May 7, 2012
Since my house burned down I now own a better view of the rising moon — Mizuta Masahide, Japanese poet Almost five years ago when my daughter was just a newborn baby, I, like all new dads cast ...
"Deep within this vast wilderness are secret and intimate tributaries rarely visited by man, hiding some of the Canyon's most remarkable features. The barrier to entry is steep. To explore them, one ...
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO 400 "If there's a picnic table there," insists Sinhue Xavier, "you're probably car camping." He's commenting on the difference between ...
Simpson Desert from Gavin Rawlings on Vimeo. When Gavin Rawlings was 9 years old, he picked up a camera and the mystery of motion picture mesmerized the Australian for years. That's good, because ...
Created on Tue Mar 13, 2012
The thrill of surprise is likely the one thread that connects all forms of outdoor adventure. Watching a skier pull a 540, taking a ride through Crystal Rapid on the Colorado River, on-sight flashing ...
Says Jonathan Siegrist: "It was exactly what I was looking for - a route that would demand a new levels of dedication, physical strength, and mental fortitude from me. It was of course frustrating, ...
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/18, 1/80 sec, ISO 100 "Oh really?" The conversation with Brodie (his name's not Brodie, I'm just protecting the guilty) had found a climax. "We're ...
... either. So prepare yourself. Corners of the American Sonoran Desert are invoking cliché lyrics to Jimmy Buffet songs at 74 degrees during the day and chilling the bones at night around 45. Those are ...
Place a wager for best description of a desert rain on chapter twelve of Barbara Kingsolver's book The Bean Trees and there's a good chance you'd win. She crescendos over the course of some 800 words ...

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