In times of hardship I climb mountains. Not to run from problems, but to look down and face them all at once. – Journal No.4 Commitments should never be taken lightly. They are not “maybes” or “feel-likes”, but solemn obligations which bind an individual, or group of individuals, to a purpose or cause. The value … Continue reading Climbing to Cure Cancer
…the most luxuriant and the most extravagantly beautiful of all the alpine gardens I ever beheld in all my mountain-top wanderings. – John Muir A vibrant, orange sunrise pierced the purple sky, extinguishing the faded stars while setting the day ablaze. Leaping up and soaring west, darkness parts before the advancing dawn like a torch, … Continue reading Photo Essay: Paradise at Rainier
“Harken to the voice of the Earth among the clouds; climbing higher and higher over volcanic rocks, through dense brush and across trickling rivulets. It appears!” When Earth Meets Sky As cold rain mixes with the hot rays of a tropical sun, powerful gusts of wind whirl about wildly, stirring together wispy clouds and hot … Continue reading La Grand Soufrière: Hiking in Guadeloupe
“Too tired to sleep” seems like an appropriate moniker for the night precluding my group’s journey to Reykjavik. Like a pendulum, falling rhythmically in-and-out of consciousness to the mechanical whirring of the engines, the sound of whispers, the smell of whiskey, and the dull ache of compressed vertebrae. We keep and simply “be”. Suspended in … Continue reading Iceland: Snæfellsnes Or Bust!
“The most exciting part of every adventure is the moment before it begins. The great feeling of anticipation; the anxiety that builds before the action. Nothing beats the uncertainty; that mystery; that potential. Traveling toward a new horizon; without delay; confidently, steadfast, and relentlessly. There is no other way for me to live. The endgame … Continue reading The Kalalau Trail