on Bell’s Rock

We’re not sure if it’s a crow or a raven.  This shot was taken by my friend & traveling cohort Young, who says he’s now been stung by three varieties of cactus in the past two days. The rock in the background is actually Courthouse; we’re sitting halfway up Bell’s Rock. Sedona is much more…

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the tent

the tent had been stepped on by a wild horse a few years ago, and needed some strategic and fairly complicated repair.  they shouldn’t call that fabric ripstop-  it rips along the seams at the slightest tug.  silk or cotton are so much easier to sew. however, it’s now quite sturdy! the prius has proved…

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desert vs. berlin

suffice to say, the desert won out. right now, it’s still a plan in formulation, requiring the receipt of one driver’s license by my traveling partner in crime, the acquisition of a new sleeping bag, the fixing of one tent (lucky i can sew), and maybe the finding of a slightly larger vehicle than my…

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the desert notes. on flexibility.

I’ve been west for a couple days, and had free time yesterday in between work and travel.  Last time I was in this part of the country was over ten years ago, when I drove to Las Vegas to go rock climbing.  Right now I’m in Palm Springs, which my brother called “the high desert”….and…

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