On getting lost. #MikeandTobyTravels

Getting lost isn't fun, but the thing about adventure is that you can’t just have the pleasant parts. Adventure, by definition, involves risk. Sometimes that risk starts out as innocent fun, and then devolves into something much less pleasant. But let me get to that...

Off the deck and into the wild: Back in the Promised Land of Zion

Back in the Promised Land of Zion May 21, 2013 Wednesday (Not gonna lie. One of the fun things about Zion is using all the grandiose names the Mormons gave the park in my titles) Yesterday when we finally rolled into Zion National Park after early morning dawn shoot...

Off the deck and into the wild–Call of the Canyon.

Off the deck and into the wild—Call of the Canyon If there’s one hike you do in Arizona, let it be the North Fork Trail or “Call of the Canyon” off Highway 89 out of Sedona. Yes, folks, it’s long. We did close to seven miles before we turned around and could have gone...

Hiking Haleakala Crater- Day Three of epic adventure.

Hiking Haleakala Crater-Day three of epic adventure. Peacefully frying steaks with the door of Holua Cabin open, we are unexpectedly confronted by a group of four other hikers. Comparing permits, we find that the Park Service has double-booked us all into the cabin....

Hiking Haleakala Crater- day two of epic adventure.

Hiking Haleakala Crater- Day Two of epic adventure. An unearthly golden glow, the sunrise,  wakes me. The cabin is warm, the stove crackles with fresh wood and I smell coffee–and I remember why I love this man. I get out of the down sleeping bag  borrowed from...

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