In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The River Woman

Katie Lee at her best on an Arizona Public Media film that is less than 8 minutes. Watch it here.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Another Great Mt. Everest Graphic and Video

See what it is like to hike from Everest Base Camp to the highest summit in the world on this virtual hike! Watch it here.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Continents Can Be Rearranged To Form A Chicken

Proposed Developments at Grand Canyon National Park Featured on the Diane Rehm Show

You can listen to the 48-minute interview with Park Superintendent Dave Uberuagga, writer Dave Roberts, Tusayan developer Tom DePaulo, Albert Hale, and others here.

YouTube Over Shiprock New Mexico

Greg Meyer Photography has posted a great video of Shiprock in New Mexico. This monolith looms large in Navajo culture and was first climbed in 1939. It is a volcanic neck with three radiating dikes out of its eruptive center. See the video here.