Desert Backpacking

Aside from a probable lack of water, late fall is a great time of year to do a short desert backpacking trip.  The evening temps, while chilly, are bearable, and the daytime temperatures will be warm down in the desert canyons. Lying around on desert sandstone reading a book in the warm sun sounds tempting …

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127 Hours Movie Review

Last week I got a chance to watch the film 127 Hours, the true story about hiker Aron Ralston’s ordeal in the Utah desert in 2003. For those who don’t already know the story, Ralston was hiking/climbing solo in Blue John Canyon, Utah when a boulder fell and pinned his arm, trapping him for days …

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