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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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Tags: Camping · Cooking · fauna · flora · Landscapes · love · Travel · Weather · wildlife

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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Cold Night in the Superstitions

December 9th, 2016 · No Comments

Under a sky of capricious clouds, I wandered through towering saguaros and fuzzy cholla of the Superstition Mountains, with not a soul in sight. I camped on the edge of Boulder Canyon, just north of Weaver’s Needle and enjoyed a quiet night of stargazing. It was cold, very cold… but I had the right gear […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

November 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southwestern California and is comprised of the Mohave and Colorado Desert. It’s a massive desert, featuring numerous chollas and rock formations, but the star of the park is the enigmatic Joshua Tree. The Joshua tree is not actually a tree, but a Yucca plant, capable of surviving in […]

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

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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Douglas Spring Trail – Saguaro National Park

January 7th, 2016 · No Comments

My friend Bob and I recently backpacked the Douglas Spring Trail, which follows the boundary of the Saguaro National Park east pretty much the whole way to Douglas Spring campsite, 6.1 miles from the trail head. The trail is a nicely graded, uphill hike pretty much all the way to within a mile or two […]

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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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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 Ireland Pub Project: Full Report

July 15th, 2013 · 11 Comments

APRIL 2013 – It begins! For the next 16 days I would travel by car and foot through rural areas of Ireland in search of possible shooting locations for a video series I’m working on about the role of pubs in rural Ireland. During this time I would visit about 82 pubs (that number is […]

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Tags: fauna · flora · Ireland · Landscapes · love · Travel · Weather

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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Miner’s Needle

December 29th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Just finished a nice little excursion through the Superstition Wilderness – got caught in a pretty cool storm, but landed some terrific photos! Here’s a shot of Miner’s Needle, with the tiny eye of the needle at the top, just as the first storm clouds are moving in. Full trip report coming soon!

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Haunted Canyon

November 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This weekend we backpacked into Haunted Canyon, a terrific streamside hike in the eastern Superstition Wilderness. It was a beautiful crisp fall day, on the tail end of the colors, with leaves cascading down upon us the entire way. The hike began on an old jeep trail through a mining area for about 1.5 miles. […]

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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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JMT 2010: Le Conte Canyon

October 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY ELEVEN Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 121 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1200′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 20,400′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010:Evolution Lake

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY TEN Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 108 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 3000′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 18,400′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Piute Creek

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

DAY NINE Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 95 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 2400′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 15,400′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Bear Creek

September 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY EIGHT Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 10.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 81.5 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 2500′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 13,000′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Vermillion Valley Resort

September 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY SEVEN Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 71 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1700′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 10,500′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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