Wednesday, July 11, 2007

keet seel

hiked a couple days ago with some friends to keet seel, an 800 year old cliff ruin on the navajo reservation. The canyon we followed 18 miles roundtrip is called Tsegi, and is on the southern flanks of Navajo mountain. We got started at sunset and walked through the night under stars and thunderstorms to where we camped a night under the dwelings and woke the next morning and had a navajo woman ranger show us around. A nearby rain rose the creek about a foot within minutes on our dark hike in. Extremely amazing place.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

baja pics

Here are a few photos from baja with scott. Been back to the river a couple times in june and will be changing gears to doing some higher elevation recreation in the weeks to come. The beer business is keeping me really busy during the week. Life has been really great and I thank you all for sharing in it with me.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

not the most timely site on the web, but oh well. back again from a fort tuthill weekend, rowed a diamond down river expedition. bunch of work for such a short trip. had a multigenerational fighter pilot squadron with us, really strikes me how young pilots in the air force are. we had a set of twins in the group of 16 and brought their dad, veitnam vet- super mellow, rode with his wife, son-in-law and me on a three boat trip intersting to all of us I'm sure. they traveled in from texas just for the weekend- we night floated into the lake and had a couple bizaar cameos from the river's finest. feedback from these trips make me hopeful that folks come from these canyon experirnces with a fresh persective. looking forward to some higher elevations these next 10 days or so.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

well I haven't got any photos yet of baja, though I hear there are some good ones. I'm about to leave town again for a few days for another fort tuthill diamond down river trip. I'll be back monday so look back soon.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

vive la baja.. numero uno

Dang, what a doosey! Returned yesterdy evening from a five day tour de force through upper baja mexico with Scott. Amazingly the only casualty of the week was water getting into my waterproof camera, so check back soon for photos. Baja is really a nutty place- tops just about anywhere I've been. It's neat how a little good judgement takes the stress out of anything. You gotta stay lose, recognize and heed advice, good people will attract good people. Thanks for looking and stay tranquillo.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Spent a few days with friends in southwestern Colorado this past holiday weekend. We brought our inflatables and ran the daily on the wild headwaters of the San Juan river, twice. Its a really different place than the sandy-juan I'm familiar to in the canyonlands through Utah. Pictures didn't come out too clearly but in the background are the still snow-capped peaks of the Rockies. I'm on the small blue boat, or "duckie." It was great being in the mountains. We then returned a friend to Dolores and ran that river as well before returning to Arizona. I've had some good times lately but that weekend was one to challange the best. Today I'm off to the Baja with my good friend Scott. We have lots to celebrate as he and wife Julie just learned are going to have a child! The Baja 500 is running saturday as well as my 32nd birthday... Thanks for looking and check back next week for a few stories I'm sure of our days ahead in mexico.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007