Travel & Adventures

Diving with Sharks ~ Part 1

Diving with Sharks ~ Part 1

Diving with Sharks ~ Part 1 [Trip Report] When I was a child, my grandmother had an above ground swimming pool, and books by Jacques Cousteau showing deep sea exploration and living underwater. Every summer she would buy large, black rubber,...

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Willow Creek Falls

Willow Creek Falls

Willow Creek Falls [Trip Report] After first hiking in Roxborough State Park last year for the 52 Hike Challenge, I set a sub-goal of finishing all the hikes (9) in that park by the end of 2019. The park is beautiful, the red sandstone...

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The Story of the Rice

The Story of the Rice

The Story of the Rice I officially became a Buddhist on July 4, 1999, however, in the late 1990’s I had a divination done by the late Yogi Lama (Lama Kalsang Rinpoche). I asked him about my spiritual future, so he did a special style of divination using a...

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Scuba Diving impressions of a newbie diver

Scuba Diving impressions of a newbie diver

My first scuba diving experience after being certified was not in some distant tropical locale, but instead I opted to dive in the murky waters of the Aurora Reservoir (elevation 5,950 feet). Since I am a new diver with no experience and after consulting...

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Mount Sniktau

Mount Sniktau

Mount Sniktau Today's hike is my 26th hike of 2018, so I am excited to hit the halfway point of the 52 Hike Challenge and before today, the highest I had been this year was a little over 11,700 feet on Chief Mountain.  At 13,000 feet the air is 62% the...

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Devil’s Head Lookout

Devil’s Head Lookout

Devil's Head Lookout May 25, 2018 I have been wanting to do a sunset hike and Devil's Head in Pikes National Forest seemed like it would be a good one. I arrived at the trailhead about 7:00pm and starting hiking around 7:30. The first sign I noticed was...

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Staunton State Park

Staunton State Park

Staunton State Park The view from Catamount Scenic Overlook May 12, 2018 Coming Soon Details Starting from the Mason Creek Trail View from Eagle Cliff Bunkhouse from the 1930's [sgpx...

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Chief Mountain

Chief Mountain

Chief Mountain The road to Mt Evans from the summit of Chief Mountain May 10, 2018 For me the hiking season started in January with a walk between Ka'anapali Beach and Black Rock, at sea level but in order to be ready for my fourteener goals this year the...

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Sprague Lake Loop-2018

Sprague Lake Loop-2018

Sprague Lake Loop Sprague Lake May 6, 2018 Coming Soon Details Sprague Lake trail and sign Looking across Sprague lake at Otis Peak, Hallett Peak, & Flattop Mtn. Still lots of snow on Flattop...

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Alderfer Three Sisters Trail

Alderfer Three Sisters Trail

Alderfer Three Sisters Trail and The Brother Mount Evans from The Brother Peak on the Alderfer/Three Sisters Trail May 5, 2018 Coming Soon Details Rim Rock Trail sign and rock stairs View from the Rim Rock Trail Cherry...

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