• Wading Zion ice, November in the Narrows

    Chamberlain Ranch to the Temple of Sinawava 26 kilometres / overnight hike with permit There are some adventures that stand out above others. It could be close or far from home, a funny experience, a scary moment, unforgettable weather or something personally significant. Walking down The Narrows in November stands out to me for being completely

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  • Sunset and sunrise on Telescope Peak

    Telescope Peak  3,366m (11,043 feet) Via Mahogany Flat Trailhead (15/16 November 2014) Distance: Trailhead to summit and return: 22.5km (14 miles)Elevations: 2479m (8,133 feet) from trailhead to 3,366m (11,043 feet) summit. After exploring Death Valley our Subaru puttered up to Wildrose Road, enroute to Mahogany Flat Trailhead for Telescope Peak. At the trailhead we packed for an overnight hike, leaving casually around 2.30pm. I

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  • The stunning contrasts of Mojave National Preserve

    A red snake of brake lights crawled through the San Gabriel mountains, three lanes of traffic filled with people and cargo leaving Los Angeles heading to Las Vegas. Dikko had no idea where we were going. It was a mystery weekend to celebrate his birthday weeks before. After refueling at Barstow and eating homemade dinner while observing interesting Chevron

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