A Gift

Photo: cloud-base at 8000 feet msl, June 2, 2019 The soaring forecast was marginal, the day…exceptional. My favorite gifts are unexpected. Though receiving such a gift can be uncomfortable. Yesterday’s paragliding flight was unexpected, at times uncomfortable, but most certainly, a gift. The sky was hazy, tainted by smoke from Canadian wildfires in Manitoba. The […]

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Escalante

The names on the map tell stories: Scorpion Gulch, Deadman Ridge, Carcass Canyon, Fifty Mile Cliffs, Rattlesnake Bench and Little Death Hollow. This is the Escalante, three million acres of National Monument and National Recreation Area in Southern Utah. Among the most remote in the country, it was the last to be mapped in the […]

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Remembering Al Grahn

“I don’t know what happens when people die Can’t seem to grasp it as hard as I try” (Jackson Browne, For a Dancer) I was struggling, too much effort and too little output. It was my eighth day on skate skis. Since early February 2019, we had epic Nordic ski conditions. Every week I skied […]

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