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River Gear Mule and Guide School

02/15/18

In 1999 I moved to Costa Rica to learn to guide rivers. West Virginia was a consideration, but what Appalachia and its dueling banjos did to this child of Cuban immigrants was the equivalent of “Jaws” to landlocked city slickers. Having seen “Deliverance” once was enough for me. Even though the...
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Peace in Red Canyons

02/12/18

There is a feeling you get on a multi-day trip that borders on the ineffable. When it's sunrise and you happen to be up. A light blanket of morning dew laying on everything. The steep canyon walls with morning glow like a gentle museum light accentuating a 62 million-year-old geological...
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All’s Great in the 808

02/01/18

On January 13 around 8:00 am I got a message on my phone that stopped me in my tracks. I looked around the parking lot at Kanaha Beach Park on Maui and saw similar puzzled expressions on peoples faces. “BALLISTIC MISSLE INBOUND TO HAWAII, SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER, THIS IS NOT A...
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