Desert Southwest Climbing

A goal of the trip, from the beginning for me has been to climb at some of the classic sandstone climbing-Mecca destinations in the desert southwest. We happened upon Indian Creek by surprise last fall, but were pushed out by weather. Similarly, we had been thwarted by weather when we […]

Wilderness First Responders!

I’m covered ankle to waist in red mud over my jeans and shirt. I spent all afternoon pulling patients out of a calf-deep creek, then kneeling in the mud to work on taking vitals and treating insults & injuries. Okay, not a real patient, but rather a scenario in my 10-day Wilderness […]

Druid Arch

Canyonlands Needles District Backpacking

On our way from the Moab area south to the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah, we met with some distractions. Namely, the highway in to the main Needles District ranger station goes through Indian Creek. For climbers, you will know that this is one of the climbing […]

Climb on.