Getting Festy

My life is guided by permaculture and as a permaculturist, I am part of a certain counter culture. That being said, even within the counter culture of permaculture (culture culture culture) there are many different expressions. Cultures, as it turns out, defy simplicity (like most things). So, there is a faction of new-aged counter culture … More Getting Festy

Return to Escalante 2: Box Canyon

Another trail dispatch this week! I’ll make it quick because this trail was rather straight forward. The Grand Staircase National Monument has two general bio spheres. There is the low, hot canyon lands and the high, chilly mountain gulches. The area surrounding Hole-in-the-Rock Road is mostly hot, dry canyon lands, whereas the area surrounding Hell’s … More Return to Escalante 2: Box Canyon

ALERT ALERT: CAN OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THAT SLOTHS ARE MASTER CLIMBERS

Sloths. Perezosos. Lazy One. Sloths get kind of a bad rep about being slow. But, I know one member of the Ramrod Team that emulates sloths in her climbing technique. It is true that climbing slowly is harder than climbing quickly, but (depending on the climbing circles of which you are a part) climbing quickly … More ALERT ALERT: CAN OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THAT SLOTHS ARE MASTER CLIMBERS

Secret Beaches and Accidental Trespassing: A Manuel Antonio Adventure

Please pardon my missing a post last week, I had just returned from Central America to the United States and there were many transitions to be made all at once. Firstly, I spent the night in the Mexico City airport, decidedly NOT sleeping, so I was tired. Secondly, I had not the use of a … More Secret Beaches and Accidental Trespassing: A Manuel Antonio Adventure