• Traveling in a Crowd Takes Flexibility

    Thank the Lord Christmas 2014 has come and gone. Presents are open, the house is clean and all that is left to do is lose this extra five pounds around my midsection.

    Traveling in a Crowd Takes Flexibility
  • Bryce Canyon: What is a Hoodoo?

    No trip for me is worthwhile if I can’t pursue NPS cancellation stamps. I collected nine on this trip, which by the way qualifies as a stampgasism, and none represents a more beautiful place than Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah.

    Bryce Canyon: What is a Hoodoo?
  • Riding The Wave

    I’ve been slow to post but Leegs, S-Man, HDH and I just returned from a six day trip to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Work piled up while I was gone but let me tell you, the Escalante area is one of America’s treasures. And the crown jewel is The Wave.

    Riding The Wave
  • Fall Hiking: Trails are Calling

    Work has been a bear this busy season but we are back. Don’t know the schedule yet, but for today, we are back. Back when I was in college, graduate school or law school I never buckled down to study until the weather turned cool. My sister used to laugh, saying ”you will flunk out(…)

    Fall Hiking: Trails are Calling
To the Aurora Borealis or Not

To the Aurora Borealis or Not

Instead of venturing into the wild, as someone recently criticized me over, Leegs and I have decided to spend our spring vacation in cities. Cold cities at that, as this May Crazy Leegs and I are visiting Denmark and Norway in a Scandinavian vacation with a lot of promise. 

Tommy Wyche

Tommy Wyche

UPDATE: I asked Lindsay Pettus, another SC conservation legend, about Tommy’s Wyche’s passing. His response was: “There were three Nature Conservancy Oak Leaf award winners in SC, he, Nancy Cathcart of Hilton Head (passed away at 39) and I.   We had that bond.”

Kid Independence

Kid Independence

I read a story this weekend that created soul searching. I brought Leegs in to the debate and I think it caused soul searching in her as well. Raising kids is not something we did together but our  children are well adjusted and making their way in the world themselves.   The question is how you(…)

Outdoor Travel: California’s Owens Valley

Outdoor Travel: California’s Owens Valley

ANOTHER UPDATE:   During our climb of Mt. Whitney last summer we took note of all the dust in the town where we spent the night. Lone Pine suffers because Owens Lake was “stolen” by Los Angeles 100 years ago and all is left is a dry, dusty lake bed. It is the story of the(…)

Hiking the Wild Trails

Hiking the Wild Trails

Given my criticisms of Wild, the book and movie, and my applause for the Wild Effect (promoting woman to hike), I have followed stories about the movie and its spinoffs. That is good and bad as I did not need another way to divert my attention from practicing law. Well, here is something good to(…)