Deep Down into the Earth: Canyoneering Ephedra’s Grotto

The rope glided through my hand making it warm from the friction as the earth slowly rose to greet my toes. As my shoes settled into the cool sand at the bottom of a 95-foot dry waterfall, I found myself surrounded by red rocks that looked like they rubbed shoulders with a zebra. I hadContinue reading “Deep Down into the Earth: Canyoneering Ephedra’s Grotto”

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

“If my mother knew what I was doing right now, she wouldn’t like it!” my friend Nigel said as we both stepped up the first rung of the Half Dome cables. “Mine neither,” I replied (sorry Mom!). “I can’t believe they let anyone do this!” With only the morning’s dim glow lighting my path, IContinue reading “Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome”