Must be NICE! Dream BIG – but actually DO SOMETHING about it! 10

Must be NICE!  Dream BIG - but actually DO SOMETHING about it!
This is a rouge post.  An unplanned one.  One that I feel tremendous inspiration to write.   It’s a long one, but so necessary to write before I leave on my Kilimanjaro adventure. This journey has been so freeing.  So challenging.  So over the top at times I have trouble keeping up.  When I started sharing ...

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 ...

Eden Hot Springs Yoga Retreat 7

Eden Hot Springs Yoga Retreat
I was going to wait until the end of the week to report about the incredible experience I had this weekend at Eden Hot Springs.  I couldn’t wait to get home from my day in the field and write this.  My state of mind was so polar opposite of what I was witnessing on a ...

How To Keep Your Cool – With the Help of a Medical Director from Ironman Hawaii 1

How To Keep Your Cool - With the Help of a Medical Director from Ironman Hawaii
  The dog days of summer are upon us! Regardless of how well adjusted you are to the heat Phoenix is practically on the face of the sun for the summer months and we get scorched.  I personally will try just about anything to remain outdoors for the majority of my training.  I don’t mind ...

Cinco De Mayo and The Hispanic Cavechick

Cinco De Mayo and The Hispanic Cavechick
This is a story of a half Hispanic girl who went Paleo. This story is about ME!  I am that half Hispanic Cavechick.  People often get confused when I say this but it’s true!  My Mothers side of the family is Hispanic and from New Mexico.  My Mom and Grandma make some of the best ...

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 ...

CrossFit… What’s the deal? 2

CrossFit... What's the deal?
It’s the word you have all heard, it’s the ‘new craze’ that has been sweeping the nation.  The Reebok CrossFit Games with their trademark “The Fittest on Earth” are becoming a highly contested and very competitive way for CrossFit elite to show their stuff.  The CrossFit Open just wrapped up, it is the qualifier for ...

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 ...