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Becoming Superman: Running Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

Becoming Superman: Running Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

I stand on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon as tourist hordes ebb and flow around me. They are schools of flashy fish, their cameras, ice-cream cones, and clackety-clack-against-sidewalks shoes grabbing snippets of my attention. I smell sunscreen and sweat, and the odors cause me to tilt my head to the sun. It looks […]

Lucky Leprechauns- Irish Family Canyoneering

Lucky Leprechauns- Irish Family Canyoneering

Rolling back into civilization (Hanksville, Utah) I called home to let my wife know we’d survived the kids’ first slot canyon descent. “How was it?” she asked Roman. “It was awesome,” he said. “We had an amazing adventure. There were rappels, downclimbs, narrow slots, a few harmless spiders, and even a dark passageway into a […]

Castleton to Corn- A Spring Climb/Ski Weekend in Moab

Castleton to Corn- A Spring Climb/Ski Weekend in Moab

Standing on the summit of Castleton Tower in April, the snow-covered slopes of the La Sal Range seemed close enough to touch. We could hardly wait to be shredding perfect corn on Mt. Tukuhnikivatz the next day. This was that magical time of year in Southern Utah when safe and stable mountain snowpack coexists with […]

Canoeing the Little Grand Canyon

Canoeing the Little Grand Canyon

I hate water. More accurately, I hate to get wet. This is why I don’t know what I was thinking when the idea came up to canoe down the San Rafael River through Utah’s Little Grand Canyon. In general, I pursue water sports with about as much effort as I lick asphalt. Rafting in particular […]