The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2017 – Part One

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Hundreds of film and book entries are submitted from around the world and most events at the Banff Centre sell out during the weeklong extravaganza. Following the festival, many of the best films are …

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Sick on the Road

Adventures can be fun, exciting, uplifting, and fulfilling; that’s why we keep doing them. But spend enough time on the road and the odds are you will experience a not so pleasant part of travel: being sick or injured away from home. I was reminded of this last week, where instead of exploring a canyon …

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Renewed Friendships and New Adventures

It was the final meeting of the Boeing Outdoor Adventure Club, the 2016 Holiday Party.  My membership in this organization stretches back almost 30 years, back to when it was the McDonnell Douglas Backpacking Club.  So many memories, so many adventures.   It’s the friendships, touched with nostalgia, which caused me to brave the rush hour …

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P22

A week ago my wife and I attended the Urban Wildlife Week kickoff at King Gillette Ranch in Malibu Canyon featuring a screening of ‘The Cat that changed America’. Yesterday, Urban Wildlife Week culminated at Griffith Park with the second annual P-22 Day Festival. For those of you unfamiliar what P22 stands for, P22 (Puma …

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Up the Hoh River

How long does it take to get to know a place? The answer depends on the place and is contingent on how one defines the word ‘know’. There is also a difference between feeling connected to something and having intimate knowledge of it. One may come to the realization that you might never really know a place, …

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