Snake Encounters in the African Bush (part 1)

As I write the title of this short narrative, I can confidently label it as "part 1" without ever having considered a prequel. Simply put, I encountered that many snakes during my 5 years in Africa. ...Black and green mambas, Mozambique spitting cobras, Egyptian and forest cobras, a banded water cobra, puff adders, night adders, boomslang,... Continue Reading →

Monster Crocodiles of Central Africa

A frightening encounter with a dinosaur...       (Please enjoy a condensed, teaser version of a chapter in my upcoming travel memoir. What you wont find in this version, is encounters with man-eating crocodiles, wresting 5 foot crocodiles, and also getting bitten on the arm by one of the reptiles- you'll have to wait... Continue Reading →

Backcountry Alaska on a budget

Not long ago, getting far into the Alaskan backcountry meant paying a bush pilot upwards of $2,000 to fly you out and drop you off in a remote spot. Not so today. Public transportation along with gear innovations, now mean that even the most budget savvy travelers can get out into the remote Alaskan wilderness... Continue Reading →

The Desert: A Photo Essay

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to spend time in the desert- especially during the colder months. Instead of wasting your time with a bunch of none-sense words, I'm going to leave you with a photo essay of my time in the desert the last couple of years, on family and solo outings in... Continue Reading →

Suffering

Last weekend, despite the flurry of sleet and snow and rain- I decided to go on an off-trail exploratory trek to an area not far from my home in the White River National Forest, in western Colorado. I had no reason to go out- no real purpose; I simply needed to move, to claw and scramble... Continue Reading →

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