Post-Gila journal extract: A meditation on the similarities between plants and crystals.Read more "Living Crystals"
There’s a radical transformation that takes place for those who descend into the caves of southeast New Mexico’s Guadalupe Mountains — as if the world were changing before your very eyes.Read more "Caving In The Guadalupes, Part 2: Hallowed Ground"
Hikers who make the effort to head down to the Gila will be rewarded with an incredible array of terrains, from slot canyons to meadows to 10,000-foot peaks. This stunning variety is largely thanks to a quartet of supervolcanoes!Read more "The Gila’s Sleeping Giants"
The landscape around Grants, New Mexico is dominated by volcanic extrusions. Where did all this stuff come from? When was it ejected onto the Earth’s surface? Why here?Read more "Where Did All Of El Malpais’ Lava Come From?"
Fences are everywhere, but have you ever taken the time to consider what a fence is, and what sort of enterprise fence-building is?Read more "Fences"
A first cave-centered pilgrimage to “The Guads” induces awe and reveals cosmic mysteries.Read more "Caving In The Guadalupes, Part 1: Wen, Christmas Tree And Lake Caves"
The Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico and West Texas are a vast playground for climbers, hikers and cavers. Crazy thing is that they’re composed almost entirely of defunct sea creatures.Read more "Piles Of Dead Bodies"
There’s a lot of life living underneath us in the deep and dark of the Earth’s crust — probably more than we’ll ever know.Read more "Deep Life"
Thoughts on omnipotence inspired by the routine agricultural chore of fruit tree pruning.Read more "Steering The Universe"
A trip to Cave of the Domes, the only cavern in Grand Canyon National Park that’s open to recreational caving.Read more "Caving The Grand Canyon, Part 1: Cave Of The Domes"