get out of your head and onto that mountain

Originally posted May 13, 2013 – edited The mountains were calling. Mr. Enthusiasm suggested we check out an area just outside the Red Rock Canyon state park, an area called Calico Basin. I cautioned that my hiking guidebook didn’t list any trails for that area, so we’d be going in blind. He shrugged and told me to live a…

sorry Nietzsche, I’m with Dwight

We’ve all heard the quote, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”, coined by Fredrich Nietzche sometime in the late 1800’s. Many of us have uttered these words during challenging times in our lives. Some find the sentiment so profound they even tattoo it on their skin as a constant reminder. What does it…

get out of your head and onto that mountain

I arrived into Vegas mid-day on Wednesday this past week, but a migraine that grew progressively worse throughout my two flights knocked me flat on my back the minute I walked into the condo. My hopes for a hike on my first day back were quickly filed away for another day. Thursday came and went so…