Mind over body

This 5 minute clip from the 2006 movie "Facing the Giants" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805526/) recently made me think about my dedication and drive. It is "The Death Crawl Scene" where an unmotivated person shows himself and his team that if you cannot see the "finish line" you can push your body harder and farther than you thought you... Continue Reading →

Your very first hike

The weather is turning hot|cold|warm|sunny|cloudy...just like you like it. You know that there are these dirt|gravel|paved paths in some parks but never knew what they were for. You are intrigued, pulled by some primal urge to go outside and get some sun|pollen|wind on your face|body|brand new clothes. You my friend, need to... Go for a hike!... Continue Reading →

Go West! Bring Your Ark! – Day 2

Getting ThereRoute from First Night Camp to NeedlesThe second day of our trip was to be the start of our longest back-country backpack trip. Three days and two nights out in the wild of Canyonlands' Needles District was the plan. So, we ate our breakfast, packed our gear up and drove to Needles. This brought... Continue Reading →

Go West! Bring Your Ark! – Day 1

The BackgroundA good friend of mine in the Boy Scout troop my son is in approached me last year about taking an adult trip out West. My immediate response was that I had been to Las Vegas and didn't care much for the adult part. With a bewildered stare, he explained that he meant men only,... Continue Reading →

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