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Kalalau Trail to Kalalau Beach on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast

March 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Kalalau trail is located within the Na Pali Coast State Park on the north shore of Kauai, USA. It’s a one-way trail, out and back to the glorious Kalalau Beach, one of the most stunning and remote beaches in the world. There are no roads, and boats can’t land there, so the only way […]

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Trek to Clear Creek in the Grand Canyon

February 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

      Clear Creek is a remote oasis deep within the Grand Canyon. To reach it, five of us hiked the Bright Angel Trail at sunrise to the Bright Angel Campground on the first day, then across the Clear Creek Trail to our destination on the second day.       Colorado River   […]

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Mount Wrightston, Madera Canyon and Saguaro National Park

August 14th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The clouds were hanging low to the ground and everything was soaking wet from the frequent storms during the past few days. The sky was dark and heavy with moisture. I walked silently along a trail, thickly padded with layers of pine needles. There wasn’t a breath of wind or noise of any kind and […]

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Backpacking in the Snowy Grand Canyon

February 14th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Note: Because of the air clarity, many of the shots in the post look fantastic full screen! Be sure to click on some of them. It’s February and snowy in the North Country, so why not try a backpacking trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?                                                    It sounded […]

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Adventure in the Superstitions!

October 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Completed a super challenging hike of about 25 miles in the Superstition Wilderness. Dutchman’s – Whiskey Springs – Red Tanks – Dutchman’s – Peralta Loop. I got lost several times, ran out of water, nearly nailed by a scorpion, fell three times, saw a tarantula, walked through swarms of bees, had a family of javelina […]

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Hoodoo You Think You Are? Bryce Canyon National Park

July 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Under the Rim and Rigg’s Spring Trails   Conor and I have just returned from a five day backpacking trip through Bryce Canyon in southern Utah. The landscapes were spectacular, the wildlife abundant and the trail was incredibly challenging – this is NOT AN EASY HIKE! We parked the truck at the trail end, Bryce […]

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Solitude in the Desert

May 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

With the temps climbing into the upper nineties here, I took the opportunity for a quick jaunt into the Superstions one more time before it gets too dangerous. The heat was certainly high on my list of concerns for this trip, but I was also a bit worried about rattlers. I knew they would be […]

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Tags: Camping · fauna · flora · Landscapes · Uncategorized · wildlife

Parrots in the Yard

February 6th, 2015 · No Comments

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The John Muir Trail 2014

September 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey INTRO On July 31, Conor and I embarked on an awesome and challenging and beautiful adventure: to hike the John Muir Trail, starting at Yosemite National Park and ending […]

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Mt. Baldy – White Mountains

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

During the past weekend we made a training/equipment check run up to the White Mountains. We fished the West Fork Black River, the Little Colorado, Reservation Lake and the Reservoir. The fish weren’t biting much but we had a blast trying out the new Tenkara poles! We hiked the East Mt. Baldy trail to a […]

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Gilbert Riparian Preserve

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments

I was treated to some one-on-one instruction of wildlife photography this weekend by my friend Bill at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve. It was a lot of fun, but it showed me that I have a LOT to learn to become a serious wildlife photographer! Here’s a couple shots from the day – none of which […]

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Superstitions Wilderness: Reavis Ranch and 4X4 Trek

December 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

It’s a great time of the year to explore in the Superstition Wilderness, so I decided to combine some backpacking with a 4X4 adventure in the eastern section. I started at the Roger’s Trough Trailhead and hiked up into Reavis Ranch, then returned back to the truck to complete a 48 mile loop through some […]

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Ash Creek Trail in the Pinaleño Mountains – Mount Graham

September 3rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Over the long weekend, my friend Bruce and I enjoyed a challenging but beautiful adventure in the Pinaleño Mountains, starting at the trailhead for Ash creek at 9,500 feet and then dropping to close to 5,000 feet over the next eight miles. As we approached Mount Graham, the entire range was shrouded in dark ominous […]

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The Black Faced Mountain Sheep at Achill Island

April 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Another jam packed day today – I’ve added FIVE more potential pubs to the project: Mickey’s in Dooega, Lynet’s in Cashel, Valley House in Valley, John Patton’s in Dereens and the Achill Sound Hotel in Achill Sound – all of these villages have a population of less than 200. But the stars today were the […]

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Dutchman’s Trail in the Superstition Wilderness

December 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

This was a nice little trip through some areas of the Supes that I had never been before, and I was blown away by the beauty of this area! I started at the Peralta trailhead and set out on the Dutchman’s Trail, heading toward Miner’s Needle. From there, I ascended up through Miner’s Pass just […]

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Hawk on the Fountain

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

I think this is a Cooper’s Hawk. he was resting at the edge of the fountain in the backyard – I was able to get quite close to him before he flew away. I think he was napping.

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Horned Toad

March 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Seen in the Superstitions during our last backpacking trip to Reavis Creek – a trip report will be coming soon, but I couldn’t resist posting a couple shots of this friendly little guy…

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Grand Canyon – Rim to Rim!

November 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Over Fall Break, Conor and I decided to hike across the Grand Canyon in one day. This is a VERY difficult and dangerous hike and not one to be taken lightly. Spanning 24 miles and climbing 6,000 feet, you will see numerous signs and warnings to discourage hikers from attempting this! The plan was to […]

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Hiking the John Muir Trail (The Complete Journal)

October 25th, 2010 · 37 Comments

This is a compilation of all of the blog posts with a bit of an intro and summary, listed in chronological order to make it easier to read – enjoy! Yes! The John Muir Trail was a fantastic adventure and I’ve arrived back home recharged and loaded with photos! I started in Yosemite National Park […]

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JMT 2010: Bishop

October 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

DAY TWELVE Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 134 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 3200′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 23,600′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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