Lorenzo de Arabia: A Mexican Camel Adventure

Cabo San Lucas II: The Joy of Camels Sylvia has told Brian many times that two of her singular ambitions in life are: To ‘go to Egypt and ride a camel.’ To ‘go to India and ride an Elephant’ Why any of this is so Brian is unable to fathom, but it is his opinion …

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The Low South

Vacation Time in Mexico's Baja Peninsula **Becauseitzthere is mainly a hiking blog, but from time to time we feature outdoor pursuits of the less rugged kind, including posts of the ‘pursuit of leisure’ variety. Well, there aren’t many places on Earth where leisure is pursued with greater vigor than at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located …

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A Day Among the Dunes

Jockey's Ridge State Park and Cape Hatteras National Seashore With the recent expansion of the team to five, we’ve been challenged to find new places to go and new things to do to keep everybody happy and engaged. Hence Brian, the Minister of Expedition planning, decided to take the whole family – Himself, Sylvia, our …

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Can I hike the Grand Canyon Traverse?

Can I hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim too? The short answer is...yes, this is a hike that even modestly experienced hikers can do, if they are well prepared. But do NOT underestimate the risks and challenges. This is a SERIOUS undertaking! For as long as there have been human beings around to stand …

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Up Is Mandatory!

The Grand Canyon North South Traverse: Part Two, Final Day **Completed in 2003, the North-South Traverse of Grand Canyon is the first true Bucketlist hike that Brian ever did. He would recommend this hike to virtually any able-bodied hiker as a once in lifetime experience, if that hiker is well prepared for the canyon's unique …

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Bright Angel

The Grand Canyon North South Traverse: Part One, Days One and Two **Completed in 2003, the North-South Traverse of Grand Canyon is the first true Bucketlist hike that Brian ever did. He would recommend this hike to virtually any able-bodied hiker as a once in lifetime experience, if that hiker is well prepared for the …

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Beauty Measured Out In Sandstone: The Grand Canyon Traverse

The Grand Canyon North-South Traverse **Completed in 2003, the North-South Traverse of Grand Canyon is the first true Bucketlist hike that Brian ever did. He would recommend this hike to virtually any able-bodied hiker as a once in lifetime experience, if that hiker is well prepared for the canyon's unique conditions.** ***Note that the editors …

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