In: Blog

09
Jul

Respecting the Desert

I’m chilling, minding my own business, sitting cross-legged on my sleeping bag and writing in my…

07
Jul

Getting Good and Dirty

It’s the first time I’ve looked in a mirror in 8 days, and I look like…

22
Apr

Escalante Life: Animal Farm

Geese

Re-reading Animal Farm recently has had me looking more closely at the animals on the ranch….

21
Apr

Beefalo are Real Things

Beefalo

When someone asked me if I’d seen Escalante’s Beefalo, I waited expectantly for the punchline of…

19
Apr

Escalante Life: Finding Bailey’s Wash

I never can go anywhere directly in this town. I get bored, and there’s time and…

17
Apr

Escalante Life: Escape of the Horses

The horses escaped today. I guess I can’t really say they made a break for it,…

10
Apr

Starting a Fire with Bow Drilling

I hate bow drilling, I decided. Hunched over the small juniper board, I was trying unsuccessfully…

29
Mar

The Views are Worth the Struggle: A metaphor from hiking at Yehliu

Yehliu

Yehliu, Taiwan. A beautiful, surreal piece of Earth. Thin-necked, knobby-headed hoodoos stretch up out of the…

28
Mar

Living With Uncertainty

Everyone faces moments of uncertainty in life. Some of us choose paths that seem to involve…

24
Feb

Defining Winning and Losing On Your Own Terms

Many of the most important things I’ve learned about life come from studying Kung Fu. Fighting,…