Adventure: Snow Day

Some of you are old enough to remember the blizzard of 1978. I was a midwesterner then, a young one. Indiana to be more specific. Northeastern corner to be precise. If I remember correctly, we missed the all-time record number … Read More

Adventure: Deep Freeze

Winter comes in waves. When temps begin with a four there is always room for discussion. When temps begin with a three much less so. And when temps begin with a two, or one or with a zero there is … Read More

Adventure: There is Always The Time

Beauty. Molecules. Us, them, it as it should be. All one and the same. Breath as frozen vapor. Single digits. Layered up but wondering about the combination. Oxygen choices. Limited conversation. Friends don’t need to say a thing. Trail winding … Read More

Adventure: Three Days Out

Four hundred and twenty-seven miles. Let’s call it twenty miles per gallon. A bit more on the way there, a bit less on the way back. Downhill, wind at the back, the windshield like an IMAX film playing nonstop. Winter … Read More

Adventure: Birding? WTF?

Did we just become best friends? I think I’m a birder now. Damnit. (Old dud with binoculars.) Yesterday I found myself on a mountain top in frigid temps. (It’s ten degrees right now here in old Santa Fe.) I had … Read More

Adventure: Sixty Degree Swap

Thanksgiving was a perverse eating mission.(This post is old but I like it.) It always is. Rarely do I finish our family meal without removing my pants. We are, after all, family. Who cares if Uncle Danno is pantless? Nobody. … Read More

Adventure: One Point Five Inches

We had our first dabble a few weeks ago. But this time it’s for real. It might not be much, 1.5 inches, but for these parts is a CRITICAL aspect of life that can’t be undersold. Moisture in any form … Read More

Adventure: Up and Away

Time to stretch out the comfort zone. I just need to remind you of something. Roughly six years ago I contracted Lyme Disease which proceeded to absolutely kick my ass. Contrary to what you may or may not have heard … Read More

Adventure: Casita Piñon

I moved. After twenty-three years in California, I finally abandoned ship and headed for the hills of New Mexico. Santa Fe to be specific. I have no family history in New Mexico. Sure, my aunt lived here dating back to … Read More

Adventure: Life Above 50

I should start running at age fifty? What? What are you talking about? That sounds absurd. But I think I’ll take you up on it. In fact, I’ve been getting a head start on this idea over the past ten … Read More

Adventure: Routine Maintenance

I’m never going to run a marathon. I’m never going to do an Ironman. I’m never doing to do an ultra-marathon. I’m never going to ride my bike from Alaska to Patagonia. (Although I’ve thought about it.) I’m never going … Read More

Adventure: Just add Spouse

My wife is slow. Really slow. On foot and on bike but here is the important part, she is a total gamer. Rain, shine, the cold, wind, etc. She doesn’t care. She is famous for asking “Hey, can I go?” … Read More

Adventure: Tacoma Regear

For any of you who bought a third-generation Toyota Tacoma with the six-speed automatic transmission, well, this post is for you. This vehicle, in its stock form, is one of the worst highway driving experiences of any vehicle I’ve ever … Read More

Adventure: 3000 Miles of Unknown

Yes, my butt hurts. Twelve days of behind-the-wheel grind. Six states, three thousand miles. Blizzards, high wind, steep passes and gravel, lots of gravel. Not to mention bike rides, tiny houses and a yurt with 165-degree hot spring water. I … Read More

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