As I emerged from the thick jungle into a clearing I knew I had never seen that lone palm tree staring at me from the center of the field. Shit. I was lost. It was my first full day on Omotepe Island in Nicaragua and I was already getting into trouble. I could see the […]Read more "The Best FAIL. Fuego y Agua Survival Run 2015"
I never knew Texas could be so beautiful. The rolling green hills carpeted with Juniper and Oak stretched into the distance. Broken limestone and prickly pear cactus littered the ground. I was at a private campground called Camp Eagle in the Hills Country of central Texas. I was standing around anxiously awaiting our packet pickup […]Read more "Hunter Gatherer Survival Run 2013"
Throughout most of my childhood and adolesence two landmarks held my bearings of what I knew as home. They were both comforting and enchanting. To the east was the towering Wasatch mountains jutting straight out of the flat valley to 11,000+ feet. The Wasatch run north to south and stretch from the Idaho-Utah border all […]Read more "The Wild Great Salt Lake"
With no AC, the truck windows rolled down, and my skin sticky with sweat, the dry furnace of air blew in from the high desert of southern Utah. Four friends and I cruised through the pinyon, juniper, sagebrush, and domes of Navajo sandstone in a dusty pick-up… God, I love it. I spotted a […]Read more "Spearfishing, roadkill, and six days in paradise"