Monthly Archives: June 2013

Black Canyon of the Gunnison: Into the Abyss and Up Again

“A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own, and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights Over Alamosa

I don’t plan my summers around rodeos, but I always seem to find myself in the right place at the right time a few times each season. Late June into July is known as “Cowboy Christmas” because of the plethora … Continue reading

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Rolling Bones on the San Antonio Dome

There are bones under this tree. Broken bones, bones eaten down to the marrow. And why shouldn’t there be bones here? I’m sitting under the only tree in miles. If I were dying and looking for shade, or preparing to … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go

Hey everybody! Sorry for the trickle of posts lately. I’ve been working hard and playing hard. After turning in a half-dozen stories for the August issue of EARTH magazine, I headed into the mountains, climbing three 11,000, 12,000 and 13,000-foot … Continue reading

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Bare Bones, Skulls & Skeletons

Of all the treasures I find on my hikes, my favorites are skulls and skeletons. I love the way bare bones stand out stark against any landscape. After years of seeking, I can spot them in tall grass, in woods, in … Continue reading

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The Weight of Water: Desert Deluge

In an effort to raise awareness about water conservation among visitors to the Land of Enchantment, the Santa Fe Watershed Association and HospitalityGreen have asked me to pen a series of essays about my experiences living off rainwater in the New Mexican desert. Here … Continue reading

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