May 30, 2012 § Leave a comment


“In the American Southwest, I began a lifelong love affair with a pile of rock.” – Edward Abbey

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“The longest journey begins with a single step, not with a turn of the ignition key.  That’s the best thing about a walking, the journey itself.  It doesn’t much matter whether you get where your going or not.  You’ll get there anyway.  Every good hike brings you eventually back home.  Right were you started.”
-Edward abbey

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Arizona Hike


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“…by bringing myself over the edge and back, I discovered a passion to live my days fully, a conviction that will sustain me like sweet water on the periodically barren plain of our short lives.”  – Jonathon Waterman

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Desert Arch Underside


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“There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains.”- Richard Nelson

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Desert Safety


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“You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.”    – Lito Tejada-Fores

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Cool hiking photo


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“….If we look for private experience rather than public history, even getting to the top becomes an optional narrative rather than the main point, and those who only wander in high places become part of the story.” – Rebecca Solnit

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Red Rock Very Blue Sky


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“The aim of the mountaineer, if he wishes to be an artist in the full sense of word, is neither escape nor “the search for the absolute” as some have claimed, but rather seek that place where “the mystic remains silent and the poets start to speak towards men.”  – Bernard Amy

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Navajo Mountain Driftwood


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“In a sense everything that is exists to climb. All evolution is a climbing towards a higher form. Climbing for life as it reaches towards the consciousness, towards the spirit. We have always honored the high places because we sense them to be the homes of gods. In the mountains there is the promise of… something unexplainable. A higher place of awareness, a spirit that soars. So we climb… and in climbing there is more than a metaphor; there is a means of discovery.” – Rob Parker

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Breathtaking Red Rock Cliff and Trees


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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot


“You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well.”  – Emme Woodhull-Bache


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