Unusually warm and dry weather in northeastern Arizona enables a trio of intrepid canyoneers to explore one of the countless side canyons of Grand Canyon country.Read more "Staying Dry In Badger Canyon"
After a caving trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the universe feels more infinite than ever.Read more "Exploring The Grand Canyon’s Fractal Dimensions"
Virtually every climber uses chalk to improve friction. Unfortunately, few are willing to clean up after themselves.Read more "Chalked Up"
If you’re unwilling to take care of your dog at the crag, kindly leave them at home.Read more "Leave Fido At Home"
Look at just about any cliff or boulder around the American Southwest, and you’ll probably see at least one variety of lichen clinging to the surface, adding a splash of psychedelic color.Read more "Desert Staples: Lichen"
Personally, I jounce around between all sorts of metaphors for life, but one I keep coming back to is life-as-cartography.Read more "The Cartographic Life"
Like cholla, genus Opuntia is a plant that’s specially-designed to inflict pain.Read more "Desert Staples: Prickly Pear"
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"