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The Swan Song

We like wrap-ups. Whether it is a relationship, basketball game, a book, or what have you, it is generally bad without any kind of a wrap-up. Thusly, it would be detrimental to the welfare of the blog if we didn’t … Continue reading

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War and Yellowstone

Funny, a while ago I used to preach the phrase- you are what you invest your time in. But now, it is definitely- you are what you read. Ambition and pride tugged me to the direction, to the road less … Continue reading

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Life at Teton

Grand Teton. We have discovered why it is called the Grand Teton. Unassuming and meek it is not. It is grand in a grandiose way, with its spires spiraling upward to the heavens. As we approached the Grand Teton National … Continue reading

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A video at 14,433 feet

Instead of writing another blog that is quickly becoming typical of the trip, I have decided to take a backseat and write whatever I want. Cool? By gods, America is immense. 46 days have passed when we departed from the … Continue reading

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The Peak that never Was

Colorado, we have freely ran toward your arms. You, at first, embraced us but then like dark clouds of storm at 14,000 feet- you brushed us away.  Admittedly, I have been looking forward for Colorado and its pristine air, towering … Continue reading

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The Three Witches and Vegas

I was intensely focused. I was at the tail’s end of Ender’s Shadow (a compelling read) and wanted to punch it home. But I felt something- of extraneous force pounding away. Annoyed, I reluctantly tore my eyes off the book … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon is sunny

Grand Canyon. The mother lode of all canyons. You know what they say about the first steps leading to the rim where nature reveals itself- the immediate reaction, the apparent shock-awe that inevitably come along. We were well read on … Continue reading

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Tentsations 101: A glimpse

Te-nt-sati-ons (noun) informal interchange of thoughts, information, etc., by signed words; hands communication between persons; inside of the tent, or in near vicinity of tent. Perhaps the favorite highlight of the trip thus far would be the conversations that spring … Continue reading

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Mammoth Blurb!

Us posing with the coveralls we used to burrow into the unknown depths of Mammoth Cave. The adventure, which is known as the Wild Cave Tour, consisted 5.5 miles of crawling, creeping, squirming, and hiking in the darkest bowels in … Continue reading

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Fun in the Smokies

Balls! This word, although a tad bit on the rough side, is best used to describe our relentless and unstoppable ascent of Mt. LeConte ( in the Smoky Mountains. We were so consumed with the idea of backcountry camping. To be … Continue reading

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