“No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen…..” Minor White

Camera Gear on a Wilderness Trip

Camera Gear on a Wilderness Trip

Last post I promised you a rundown of what camera gear I brought on the Grand Canyon River Trip. and how it worked out. I mentioned too the importance of planned redundancy so your trip isn’t ruined with an unplanned accident with a critical

Camera Accessories

Camera Accessories

Back in 2005, my husband & I celebrated our 20th anniversary with a 14 day self-support rubber ducky float down the Escalante River in Southern Utah. It’s a tiny tributary of the Colorado River, with enough water to run it only

ALIVE AFTER LAVA

ALIVE AFTER LAVA

So let’s talk about lava now. Actually, Lava Falls Rapid. Remember that scale of difficulty that rates rapids for rafters? Well this one’s a 9.  10 means it’s unnavigable without grave consequences.  Remember Crystal? It was an 8. And remember how I described speaking of that rapid in quiet worried tones? Well, it’s not even allowed to

RUNNING CRYSTAL RAPID

RUNNING CRYSTAL RAPID

Today was all about running Crystal Rapid, one of the major five (or six or seven depending on who you talk to) rapids on the two hundred and twenty mile stretch of river we had wholly committed ourselves to.

Time to

When Time Slows To River’s Flow

When Time Slows To River’s Flow

It takes a while to slow down on vacation, doesn’t it? In fact it takes at least a few days to leave the wild rumpus behind. It happened for me on the fourth day, our first layover day.

A layover day is the highly prized, well earned day off after

The Ultimate in River Trips

The Ultimate in River Trips

I didn’t start doing river trips till my mid-twenties.  I was hooked immediately. But just because I decided I wanted to run rivers didn’t mean I could without spending an awful lot of money on commercial trips or