Navajo Nation and White House Ruins in Canyon De Chelly 4

Navajo Nation and White House Ruins in Canyon De Chelly
I haven’t checked in with you all for what feels like quite some time.  It hasn’t been due to a lack of inspiration- I have had several great trips, visited several mountains and have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. Writing all the posts on my Kilimanjaro adventure was really emotional- so much ...

Kilimanjaro Part Three – Post Climb, Stay in Istanbul, Final Wrap Up: Gut Health, Gear Reviews, Tips 14

Kilimanjaro Part Three - Post Climb, Stay in Istanbul, Final Wrap Up: Gut Health, Gear Reviews, Tips
I have decided this trip needs 3 separate posts to fully and fairly report the journey. Click on this link for Part One that covers the mission work at the Mwerini Integrated School for the Blind, the people of Tanzania, the incredible people I met along the way and my travels through 4 countries and ...

Kilimanjaro Part Two – The Climb 19

Kilimanjaro Part Two - The Climb
I have decided this trip needs 3 separate posts to fully and fairly report the journey. Click on this link for Part One that covers the mission work at the Mwerini Integrated School for the Blind, the people of Tanzania, the incredible people I met along the way and my travels through 4 countries and ...

Kilimanjaro Part One – The Travel to Africa, The People, The Work at the Orphanage 16

Kilimanjaro Part One - The Travel to Africa, The People, The Work at the Orphanage
I have decided this trip needs 3 separate posts to fully and fairly report the journey. This is Part One, it covers the mission work at the Mwerini Integrated School for the Blind, the people of Tanzania, the incredible people I met along the way and my travels through 4 countries and 3 continents to ...

Pre-Kilimanjaro – Travel, Itinerary, Route, Fuel and Gear Report! 7

Pre-Kilimanjaro - Travel, Itinerary, Route, Fuel and Gear Report!
I can’t quite believe it is finally here!  Departure day for Africa is tomorrow!  The training, preparation, gear compiling, and my mindset have all been fine tuned and all there is left to do is GO! I can say I am already exhausted.  My mind has been spinning like a centrifuge.  I have been checking, ...

Bell Trail in Wet Beaver Wilderness 4

Bell Trail in Wet Beaver Wilderness
  ACK!  It is summer here in the desert valleys.  With the temperature at 109 degrees in the Phoenix area today heading north is what we do to survive. I have said before in the post How To Keep Your Cool…  that I will try just about anything to get my training in the summer- ...

Picketpost Mountain Near Superior AZ. + Grind TV Interview

Picketpost Mountain Near Superior AZ. + Grind TV Interview
Howdy adventure subscribers!  Things have been quite busy for the CCC as of late- getting ready to head to Tanzania for my Kilimanjaro ascent in less than 4 weeks! I wanted to share this link with you from GrindTV that featured an interview I recently did with Johnie Gall in case you have not had ...

I will be live on “In Ice Axe We Trust” podcast again!

I will be live on
What’s Up Loyal Subscribers!  I hope you are all enjoying great health and exploring the outdoors in the beautiful spring weather! A quick post to let you know I was invited back to be a guest on the radio with the guys from “IIAWT” tomorrow night, April 24th at 8pm PST!  I will be joined ...

Ice Box Canyon In Red Rock Canyon Preserve – Las Vegas, Nevada 10

Ice Box Canyon In Red Rock Canyon Preserve - Las Vegas, Nevada
I have been dying to get out to this preserve.  I was in Vegas on business.  It can get so exhausting to be in Las Vegas in general, for work even more so. I always try to get out for an afternoon to get away from the city of Vegas.  It was a terribly needed ...

Grand Canyon… S. Kiabab to Bright Angel Loop PART TWO – The Hike Review 4

Grand Canyon... S. Kiabab to Bright Angel Loop PART TWO - The Hike Review
Part TWO!  If you missed Part ONE it was about the preparation, gear and fuel we used. This post is all about the hike details and photo chronicle! I set out with a fellow hiking junkie named Mike.  We have had this one planned for some time.  This is a heck of a task to ...