climbing up and letting go

It’s Thursday and I’m in the throes of a crazy Rim to River (and back) day hike at the Grand Canyon.  In preparation for today’s madness hike I did a training hike at Mt. Charleston this past Monday – Memorial Day. I scrolled through old posts to see if I had written about hiking this trail before –…

calico tanks: red rock canyon

The moment I realized I would actually meet my goal of 365 days of sweat in 2013, I knew exactly how I wanted to celebrate. I would return to Calico Tanks, at Red Rock Canyon, on the first day of 2014. This is the place where I kicked off My Year of Sweat on Jan 1, 2013. I couldn’t have written a…

climbing up and letting go

It’s amazing that I managed to stay away from the mountains for two full days after arriving in Vegas late last Tuesday night. I chalk that up to a mild case of post-traumatic stress disorder, courtesy of fried and scrambled brains served up during the preceding 3 day road trip in the convertible. On Friday morning I…