Introduction There is an allure to the Hawaiian Islands that defies words. This magic exists somewhere between Polynesian culture and tropical mysticism, but it is an energy and aura that only those who have lived on the islands fully grasp. It stems from the melting pot of many cultures, religions, and nationalities which blend together … Continue reading Of Paths, Plunges and Pale Ales: My Tales of the Hawaiian Islands
I wish I could say the nine months since my return from California were a wonderous and magical time full of incredible beer tasting and amazing trails in western Tennessee, but they just weren’t. If anything, as COVID cases rose with the autumn and winter, we isolated and hunkered down once again in the closing … Continue reading Transitioning Here and There: Let me Catch You up on the Last Nine Months
Autumn 1995 It was the classic story of hanging with the cool kids. I was 20 years old, a third class cadet (aka sophomore) at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and two of my closest friends that fall were first class (aka seniors) in my squadron, the Mighty Barons, of Cadet Squadron … Continue reading One More Trail, 25 years Long, and Other Ramblings all the way back Home
Waking up in Moab on Day 4 of my adventure was something of a dream. Moab, Utah, is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with hundreds of miles of trails for runners, bikers, hikers, and adventurers. And that’s just on the ground! Add the vertical adventures of rock climbing and you’re doubling the fun! The air was … Continue reading Amongst the Sirens: Falling for the Allure of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Words alone cannot do this story justice, so I will rely mostly on the pictures to tell this story of one day, 1 brewery, 2 national parks, 9 miles of trails, and 340 miles driven. I wanted an adventure and I found it carved out amongst the beauty of two of our National Parks. I … Continue reading An Amazing Day in Utah: 1 Brewery, 2 National Parks, 6 hours of driving, and 9 Miles of Glorious Trails
While I broke even on the first day of my journey with the closure at Pinnacles National Park, the odds ironically looked to be in the favor as I awoke in Las Vegas the second day. I had two goals in mind that Tuesday morning: a trail run and a lake swim. I ended up … Continue reading The Cross Country Odyssey Continues: Of Paths, Plunges, and Baby Yoda?