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Pushing personal limits in Havasu Canyon

The mist from Mooney Falls moistened and flattened my hair as it blew in random directions. I couldn’t see the ground 50 feet directly below me, nor could I see my trip companions who had already scaled the nearly vertical … Continue reading

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Climbing gives me life – Mt. Adams

The sky in the distance was lined with a deep pink, almost red, barely visible through the trees. The air was rich with that special fragrance between winter and the promise of spring any day now; breathing hope and new … Continue reading

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Water from a wall

We get our water from Fern Springs, a short five minute walk from the campsite. Since we are here at season’s end, the public campground we walk through to get there is deserted. The quiet of the landscape combined with … Continue reading

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Grief and expectation: 10/11/06

That was when the dam broke. For the truth of the matter is, when in pain, we try to numb ourselves, we let the darkness in a little at a time, at a pace our psyches can manage without immobilizing us for too long. Continue reading

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