Adventure: End of Summer, Baldy Summit

I’ve posted about this hike many times before. For me, this hike is the enchilada plate of Santa Fe. It might not be the best meal ever but it’s damn good and it’s always on the menu. My next goal … Read More

Adventure: Always There

When we hike we often hike apart, ever so slightly. She is slower than me. I always walk within earshot of her huffing and puffing. I can’t get too far because inevitably there come the questions. Always proceeded by “Danno.” … Read More

Adventure: Casting Doubt

I’m an okay fisherman. Like all things modern, the fishing world has seen an explosion of high-tech advances over the past few decades. I grew up fly fishing in Wyoming and spin casting in Indiana, Texas and anywhere else I … Read More

Adventure: Great Balls of Fire

Perseid. “What’s the difference between a shooting star and a meteor?” she asked. “I don’t know.” “We don’t know much about the world.” Looking up is sobering. The direction least looked in the Age of Screen. Darkness and quiet but … Read More

Adventure: Wayfarer Weekend

I want a van. Heck, I want a lot of things, but a van is near the top of the list. Last summer I visited the kind folks at Wayfarer Vans in Colorado Springs. (I did not photograph the vans, … Read More

Adventure: Bugging Out

Life in New Mexico is about being outside as much as humanly possible. Normally, my go-to activity is cycling. Cycling is the perfect speed to see the world. It’s the most difficult physical activity I’ve done. Endurance cycling that is. … Read More

Adventure: What Must it Have Been Like?

Dad and I, Texas coast early 1980’s. What must it have been like? What must it have been like to be my father? There are my older brother and sister to consider. My brother had the most contentious relationship with … Read More

Adventure: Romancing the Stone

Think your tough? You might be. But then again, I’ll bet I know something 3mm in size that will convince you otherwise. I’m not tough. Not even close, so I make no bones about “toughing it out,” especially when it … Read More

Adventure: Competitive Travel

The first time I overheard competitive travelers was in 1996 while sitting in The Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh. Now, I was FAR from a real correspondent at that time, although I was on assignment, and lucky for me … Read More

Adventure: Bye Bye California

I’m at the Toyota dealership getting one last oil change. “Let’s Get Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John is playing over the stereo. I just walked out of my house for the last time. Well, it’s not my house anymore. As of … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: Lucky Rabbit

I find myself thinking of dark thoughts. Yep, our culture, society, and world are going down the tubes. Occasionally, I find myself saying “Well, I’ll be dead.” I am fifty after all. How much quality time do I have left? … Read More

Adventure: New Tread

You might be wondering, “Milnor, have you lost it?” “A post about truck tires?” No, haven’t lost it but I plan on doing so as soon as possible. For anyone who subscribes to truck born adventure, you will understand where … Read More

Yoga: Changing up the Routine

Change is good. I’ve been doing the same yoga routine for six years. The exact same one. This surprises many people but if you are a yogi you will understand. The physical routine is simply a catalyst for the mental … Read More

Adventure: Lems Boulder Boot

These boots have rocketed up my list of all time favorite footwear. Lems is a small shoe company based in Boulder, hence the name of these boots. But let me explain a bit more. The Leather Boulder Boot is considered … Read More

Adventure: Death Valley Update

The shifting of transmissions, large and small, as they make their way up the eleven percent grade from the valley floor. The smart ones, the ones who have seen the light, move the slowest, heads aimed equally ahead and to … Read More

Adventure: Big Bend Ultra 30k

Well, I survived. The Big Bend Ultra 30k. My first race of any kind since I was in middle school. Training? Just enough to strain my left leg. So no, no real training. But, I went anyway, which is the … Read More

Adventure: The Freedom to Think

Another conversation with a creative searching for the path forward. The days of the well worn path are long gone. Now we find ourselves at the edge of the Sahara with tracks leading off in all directions. No clear destination. … Read More