Fun as it may look to scramble around on the walls of your local cave, the risk of causing irreparable damage is just too high.Read more "Climbers, Please Help Protect Caves"
We all know Earth’s gravity is balanced out by opposite forces. Otherwise the planet would implode and become a black hole. What if we focused as much on the outward pressures as we did on the inward ones?Read more "On Gravitational Gestalt Shifts"
The Rio Grande River basically bisects the state of New Mexico. Why is this the course it takes?Read more "Of Rifts And Rivers"
A day of sorting agricultural materials leads to an introductory foray into the land of entropy.Read more "Farming Versus Entropy"
Directions to the Trigo Canyon trailhead, which leads into the heart of the Manzano Mountains via the range’s steep western side.Read more "Go And Do Likewise: Trigo Canyon"
Like poems, caves take a lot of time to interpret. And even when you do arrive at a coherent interpretation, there’s no guarantee it won’t be usurped by a competing theory.Read more "On Hermeneutics In Alabaster Cave"
If you really think about it, all this adventuring is pretty darn rediculous.Read more "Pitfalls Of Adventure Media, Part 1: Taking Yourself Too Seriously"
For those of us concerned with conserving relics of ancient cultures, drawing lines around what needs protecting is indispensable. How do we defend the boundaries we create?Read more "Drawing Lines Between Graffiti And Cultural Treasures"
Humanity’s collective mind has devised all manner of theories about the true nature of reality. How do we adjudicate between them? What if we can’t?Read more "Holding True, Come What May"
Few motorists exit off I-40 to visit New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument. Fewer still take advantage of the Monument’s wild subterranean offerings.Read more "Caving In El Malpais National Monument, Part 1: Xenolith Cave"