Hell Hike and Raft Part II: Hell’s Canyon & Snake River

Hell Hike and Raft Part II: Hell's Canyon & Snake River
Whenever I have several parts of a story to tell it can be a bit heartbreaking.  I have to reread and experience again and again what I saw, felt, heard, smelled and thought.  The nostalgia can be painful at times.  Painful because anytime you embark upon a journey with people who are so like minded ...

Hell Hike and Raft Part I: The Hike

Hell Hike and Raft Part I: The Hike
I think my favorite part of adventuring is meeting new people.  I am fascinated by groups of people.  I studied Sociology in college and have forever been completely enthralled with the dynamics of groups.  In spite of this, I am admittedly a bit of an introvert.  I crave my alone time like I crave the ...

Colorado River Trip & Lower Antelope Canyon

Colorado River Trip & Lower Antelope Canyon
A fever for adventure… There is a little secret the Colorado River gently whispers and echos along a 16 mile segment to those who love to paddle their own crafts.  A section of the river that does not take years to secure, expert skills to navigate or a guide to take you.  It is a ...

Mt. Whitney Trail and Spreading Summit Fever

Mt. Whitney Trail and Spreading Summit Fever
Spreading summit fever… A year ago I embarked on a journey. A journey that I was aching for- my soul needed an awakening, I needed to disrupt the pattern. I desperately needed an opportunity to disconnect from everything I knew, to connect with a new world, to disconnect from any pre conceived expectations. I needed ...

Canyoneering for Treasure in the Salome Jug

Canyoneering for Treasure in the Salome Jug
In the book Eiger Dreams one of my most favorite authors Jon Krakauer had this to say about the Salome Jug:   Salome Jug ran for just a half mile from end to end, but what it lacked in scope was more than made up for by the intimacy and intensity of it’s wildness.  The ...

State of the CCC

State of the CCC
  When I initially started writing this blog I was a broken woman beginning to lace the eyelets back together with each painful step I took up this rugged mountainous terrain called life.  I had a strength and swagger that I didn’t have before.  I survived something substantial and I needed a stage.  I didn’t ...

Chronic Cavewoman Chef 3

Chronic Cavewoman Chef
I really embraced my creativity and have come into my own after several years of learning to cook.  This has been one of the most enjoyable and delectable segments of my health transformation. As a kid I spent most of my time in the garage tinkering on cars with my Dad rather than watching my ...

Finding Winter & History on Mt. Humphrey’s in Flagstaff Arizona

Finding Winter & History on Mt. Humphrey's in Flagstaff Arizona
Finding Winter… This is a coming of age story about a chick who is addicted to the climb.  You may know her well or have just recently become involved with her.  Either way this is a great place to enter this circuitous journey. A month ago a challenge was presented.  One that during my health ...

Peaks and Valley’s – Yosemite National Park – Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part III

Peaks and Valley's - Yosemite National Park - Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part III
Part I The Great Migration started in Phoenix and ended in Hermosa Beach. Part II Crusin’ PCH Highway 1 ended the bay area. This is Part III: Peaks and Valley’s – Yosemite National Park We covered 900 miles with each scenic stripe in the road leading us to new growth, embraced change, realization and acceptance ...

Crusin’ PCH Highway 1 – Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part II

Crusin' PCH Highway 1 - Quintessential California RV Roadtrip Part II
Part II – PCH Cruisin’… Click here if you missed part I January 2nd 2014. I woke to the evocative fragrance of brine and seaweed.  I took in a deep meaningful gulp of that fresh crisp ocean air as it penetrated my pores and coated the back of my throat.  I opened one eye squinting ...