Lifeproof iPhone 4S Case

With all of the time I’m spending in the backcountry, and the affinity I hold for using the iPhone as a GPS time is finite before I lose or break the phone. Though the case probably won’t help with the first, hopefully this case will help keep the elements out.

Fayetteville, WV, USA – Gauley River – Swiftwater Rescue Account – 2010/10/10

On October 10, 2010 I awoke in river camp after a restful morning. I didn’t have commercial work for the day and remember saying to my friends, “I don’t feel good about the river today,” and opted to go for a hike. A few others agreed to hike, and we decided to hike into Pillow […]

Benedictio by Edward Abbey

Benediction: may your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing views. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and poets towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal […]

Distance “Falling”

I’m always torn in the realm of re-blogging material from other places, but there are so many amazing and inspiring things people accomplish. I’m doing it! If you have the bandwidth available hit the HD button once it begins to play. Medic!

5 Reasons to Utilize Solxplore for CPR & First Aid Instruction

1) Quality The company is owned and operated by Bear Barnett, who is a paramedic, educator and backcountry guide with a diverse set of emergency services, healthcare, teaching and backcountry experience. He brings experience, enthusiasm and knowledge into the classroom, making the course rich, accurate and pertinent to your particular setting. 2) Time Management Competence […]


The transition from the cloud-filtered light to the stark l.e.d. glow shed by four headlamps is eased by the bewilderment of entering the cool, captivating climate of the cave. We fade from the entrance, clambering downward via means of walking, crawling, sliding and other shuffles that don’t even have a name. The rocks periodically shift […]

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