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To Get My Feet Wet, or To Not Get My Feet Wet? Lessons in Leadership from the Arctic

To Get My Feet Wet, or To Not Get My Feet Wet? Lessons in Leadership from the Arctic

Last August I experienced two weeks of backpacking in Alaska’s Brooks Range and Arctic National Refuge. It was epic.
By epic, I mean the experience was life changing and unforgettable. It was beyond scale. The scenery was epic – truly, out of this world. The people with which I shared the experience – who started [...]

My NOLS Brooks Range Hiking Course: Not a Vacation or Guided Tour

My NOLS Brooks Range Hiking Course: Not a Vacation or Guided Tour

Greetings from my beloved Frontier of Wyoming. I am re-entering upon returning from my National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) course in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
For two weeks, I backpacked a country that is so big and unending and wild and spectacular that there is no way I can adequately communicate [...]

Havasu Falls turns to Yosemite

Havasu Falls turns to Yosemite

As I posted recently, my plans to go on a quick backpacking adventure to Havasu Falls abruptly came to a halt. The Havasupai Tribe has cancelled all camping reservations, and access, to the remote waterfall region in the Grand Canyon west region during the month of May.
My friend, Sabrina, and I had planned the trip [...]

Swine Flu stops Havasu Falls trip

Dang.
A friend and I have had a backpacking trip to Arizona’s Havasu Falls planned for a few months now. Our flights have long been booked and we’ve been excitedly talking about and planning for our trip.

Havasu Falls(also called Havasupai) is a remote waterfall in the Grand Canyon West region that is a sight we’ve both [...]

Angel’s Landing Hike in Zion National Park

Angel’s Landing Hike in Zion National Park

Zion Trip, Pt. 2
Wow. I knew Angel’s Landing was exposed and that as a result of its heights and exposed nature it was to be an adventure.
We had been to Zion a few other times but as a family. Our sons are small so we had been (wisely) advised to stay away from Angel’s Landing… [...]

Zion National Park or Bust

Zion National Park or Bust

(Zion Trip, Pt. 1)
In early March, I met Kathy, from Omaha, in Vegas. Our destination was Zion National Park.
I was looking for an adventurous getaway where I could capture some video for the MyZionPark.com website we’re working on while getting some great hiking and sightseeing in. It would be a short adventure vacation.
My husband, [...]

Why Camping is My Favorite Family Activity

Why Camping is My Favorite Family Activity

Jerry and I have three sons, Wolf, 9, Hayden, 7 and Fin, 2. My favorite thing to do with the family is camping. I just love it. It’s a way to get close to nature, get dirty, find things to do that are not artificial or expensive, and typically the best campgrounds/campsites don’t have cell [...]

Hiking in & out of Grand Canyon in Same Day

Hiking in & out of Grand Canyon in Same Day

The first sign is right at the start of the South Kaibab Trail: WARNING: Do not attempt to hike to the bottom of the Canyon and back in a single day. The signs are numerous, and for good reason.
We had seen them all before, though, 10 years earlier when we had embarked down the [...]