She’s sung to manta rays. Nearly died in South Africa after a bull elephant charged her frightened horse, who ran off under a tree branch that whacked her in the head, knocking her out. And there was the wild zip line ride over Victoria Falls.
It says something about a person when they say things like, “I only have a little over 700 miles to finish next year.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Though my column certainly doesn’t stray away from uncomfortable topics, I tend to leave politics alone, but the proposal put forth by members of the Trump Administration to further commercialize and privatize the National Park System is ghastly.
Climbing Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales, was the literal high point of a recent three-plus weeks visit to Wales and England, but it wasn’t the most wow-inducing hike. Much like Oregon, Wales is a country of contrasts, from mountainous-like Snowdon to valleys beautifully bisected with…
Phillip E. Johnson was doing what a University of California, Berkeley law professor was supposed to do during a mid-career sabbatical.
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK – For people wanting to drive around Crater Lake, it’s too late to do it this year.
It’s a mountain I’d long wanted to climb but, because of the rainy, blustery weather, figured it wouldn’t happen. But, surprise, climb it I did — I think.
From now until March or April, fishing opportunities are greatly diminished. Seasons close, waters freeze and weather complicates the few remaining choices. As an angler, it’s easy to become frustrated, dejected and focus on what you no longer have. The sunshine and warmth is replaced with c…