We Built This City

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Well, we’re back from the dust. It’s taken us some time to process our experience in the desert, and I’m still not sure I have a grasp on it. Burning Man is a test of endurance. It’s physically, mentally, and emotionally strenuous. It requires a serious amount of preparation, and …

ACROPHOBIA & MOUNT SNEFFLES

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“O the mind, mind has mountains.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins We rested on the summit admiring in awe the vast map-like views lying around us. The light from the top illuminated everything below. Mount Sneffles is covered with crumbling peaks and crags, a sea of rocks and boulders surround its …

A RIVER RUNS TROUGH IT

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  Dustin and I followed the wicked whitewater of the Arkansas River and watched it rage through the quaint towns of the Arkansas River Valley, carving granite canyons from Leadville to Cañon City. Along its banks lie once thriving agricultural towns and railroad centers for mining in the 1800’s. You …

THE JOY OF UNCERTAINTY

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Here we are, sitting in the van at Assateague Island National Seashore, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, wishing we could play in the surf. We’ve been making our way northeast and have been plagued by rain since we left New Orleans. By all means, we love the rain, but …

MAY THE ROCKS BE WITH YOU

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TRIALS OF THE TRAIL “Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found …