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Lost in Naples

I wonder if what we most worry about when we travel is if we will find kindness when we need it in our unknown wilderness? The cab driver had dropped me off at one end of the rotary circle and … Continue reading

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Letting it all sink in (thoughts from my final night in Italy)

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” — Cindy Ross I’m ready to go home. I’m ready to make my own coffee when I want … Continue reading

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My greatest journey

written May 5, 2010 Leaving before the sun comes up brings a certain delight: you get to be awake and present when the sun rises. The rising of the sun at the precise moment you are leaving to begin what … Continue reading

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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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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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