Apr 27, 2011

This cannot happen. It must be stopped!!

Big business wants to mine uranium right outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. I really think this has the potential to be disastrous for the park and the wildlife it houses. Please watch the video below and if you agree please go to protectgrandcanyon.org and let your voice be heard!!!

Remember you are not just protecting these lands for yourselves, but also for the generations yet to come. They deserve the right and opportunity to see such wonders!

Apr 20, 2011

My Brother's Dream come true!!!

.... Well at least one of them (sorry, I have not won the lottery yet)... A little over a month ago, my brother and I were headed up to the Linville Gorge when he show me a letter he was writing to Duck Unlimited Magazine. In reading and editing this for him, I discovered that he had a winning photo in their Photo contest. I asked "what photo?" He preceded to tell me that it was one that he took of himself at sunrise while hunting this past winter. I remembered the photo well. I  found it quite stunning when I originally saw it, as well as did many others. It actually has inspired an idea for A shot that I want of me backpacking, but the weather has not cooperated as of yet. So I'm still waiting....

 I know that in the past, he has submitted many photos to DU with no luck of having them published. Well This time around he submitted one photo and WON BEST OVERALL!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS SCOTT!! Well deserved acknowledgement of your talents! It truly is "Picture Perfect"

Read the DU magazine writeup here:

Apr 18, 2011

Found an app

There's an app apparently for everything these days including posting to a blog. This should come in real handy this summer with the traveling I'll be doing....
Stay tuned for updates ( this goes out to the one possible person, if any, that reads these... LOL!)
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Apr 10, 2011

This movie needs to be released

I really, really hope that the movie " The Music Never Stopped" is at some point released nation wide.

Trailer For The Music Never Stopped

 It  brings therapeutic possiblities from music...  I know for me, the best gift I ever received was my high school graduation present from my brother. Two tickets to see Phish in the summer of 1997 in Raleigh , NC and Atlanta, Ga. The first show being in Raleigh, NC, where a biblical storm ensued as the band swayed its way through the the first set. Culminating with one of the best versions of Taste in my opinion. It seemed as if God and Page McConnell (Piano / Keyboardist) were jamming with each other (see DVD or Listen to CD's).

As my brother was trying to get me to go with him to take some type of shelter from the bolts of electricity raining down from the heavens above, I felt an overwhelming sense of comfort. For the first time in my life I understood how music could touch the soul of those who were willing to  let their defenses down and release their inhibitions, and I was home. Life would never be the same.........

Tuesday, 07/22/1997 Raleigh, NC

Set 1: Runaway Jim -> My Soul, Water in the Sky, Stash, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Vultures, Bye Bye Foot[1], Taste
Set 2: DwDDown with Disease -> Mike'sMike's Song -> Simple -> HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[2], Hello My Baby
Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes > HoodHarry Hood

[1] Mother tease from Trey.
[2] Mother and Hydrogen teases; closed with a Can't
You Hear Me Knocking tease.
Notes: The first set of this show was performed during a furious lightning storm; during Taste, the band even jammed along with the thunder and lightning. Mother (Pink Floyd) was teased by Trey in Bye Bye Foot and Weekapaug. Weekapaug also included a Hydrogen tease and closed with a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. This

Apr 7, 2011

some of the past adventures

I figure I need to get some content on here, so below you will find some videos of some trips I have taken over the last year or so... If you like them leave a comment or like them on my Youtube channel. You can also subscribe to the channel. I can promise you there will be more to come!!!

Chattooga River trail:

Linville Gorge 1:

Ellicott's Wilderness:
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Part 2:

Linville Gorge 2:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Happy Trails...

Hard to Focus on Work

I am finding it hard to concentrate on work these days due the fact that I have so many interesting things planed over the next few months. First My brother and I will be heading to GSMNP in May for a three day, thirty mile trek. After that I will be taking a hiatus from the outdoors for a while as the Phish Summer tour swings down through the southeast. I will be catching my 49th, 50th, and 51st shows when they come through Atlanta and Charlotte. Then I will be heading to Watkins Glen Fourth of July weekend for my fourth Phish Festival....

But I think I cannot wait that long, so  next weekend calls for an overnight excursion in my favorite wilderness area in SC...