Rafting the Green River

July 31 - August 4, 2018

Our five day 44-mile float on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument was the trip of a lifetime, greatly enhanced by congenial fellow travelers and especially musical accompaniment by folk artist and Tucson treasure Eb Eberlein, who graciously allowed us to use "Slick Rock", one of the songs from his new CD, "Community and Solitude".

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Exploring Rucker and Pinery Canyon in the Chiricahuas in Monsoon Season

July 13-15, 2017

Sometimes all your plans get rained out and you still have a grand adventure! I was getting a bit stir-crazy, with the monsoon long overdue and work keeping me inside much more than I liked. So with an ominous forecast, we still opted for a quick trip to the Chiricahuas aka "Monsoon Central". We chose Rucker Canyon, an area I last visited nearly 15 years ago. The morning skies were still leaden, so we reluctantly concluced that our planned hike into Rucker Canyon would have to wait for drier conditions. Scouting around for a rainy day alternative, we decided we would try to find Camp Rucker.

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Colorful, Quirky Clifton and the Coronado Trail

May-June, 2018

It's been a crazy couple of months! In April, Dennis and I were thrilled to be invited to film the Javelina Chase, an annual event that draws competitive and non-competitive cyclists to the small southeastern Arizona town of Duncan, Arizona.

Then a few weeks later we were recruited to build a website promoting Clifton, a former mining town in eastern Arizona that's making a comeback as a haven for artists and a destination for hikers, backpackers, birders, bikers and refugees from the heat of the valley. The website, cometoclifton.com, launched in late May, along with a companion Facebook page and both have been getting a lot of traction, especially since the Tucson Weekly featured Clifton in its cover story for June 28, 2018.

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Boquillas Ranch

March 25, 2018

I keep thinking we've seen all there is to see along the San Pedro River, but then I stumble on the history of Boquillas Ranch, and I begin to see how all the pieces fit together — the early exploration by the Spanish, massive land grants after Mexican independence in 1821, the Apache wars beginning in the 1840s through the 1870s, the peace treaty signed at Council Rocks in 1872 and the discovery of gold near Tombstone in 1871, followed by a flood of Anglo-American settlers into southern Arizona.

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Double R Canyon

March 16-18, 2018

On every trip to Jackson Cabin, I have looked longingly at those cinnamon-swirl hills north of Muleshoe Ranch and sworn we'd return to explore them. Finally, the planets aligned, we had a free weekend and the weather was perfect.

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