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I Did It

I just participated in what was probably one of the most significant and empowering experiences of my life. It was so powerful, it has been hard for me to digest it all to write this blog for you, but I am going to give…

November 6, 2013
Badass river rafters
Adventure Outdoor Adventure Water Sports

The Power of Girlfriends

Considering my time with ocean-related sports, I’m surprised that I haven’t carried my interest over to rivers. The only time I’ve ever river rafted was the summer before my last year as an undergraduate, with a handful of girlfriends on the American River. There…

October 9, 2012
Jill Robinson
Adventure Outdoor Adventure Water Sports

Silence in Xibalba

Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, is described in the Popul Vuh as a place of fear where the dead had to traverse an obstacle course of bats, jaguars, rivers of blood and rooms of sharp knives. Cenotes, the deep limestone sinkholes scattered throughout the Mexican…

August 7, 2012
Adventure Outdoor Adventure

Opportunity & Conservation

I fish the waters around Durango, Colorado regularly. Those waters include one of my favorites, East Fork of Hermosa Creek. But for some reason I always pass a beautiful, narrow stretch of the upper Hermosa as I forge ahead to my regular stomping grounds…

September 8, 2011
Adventure Outdoor Adventure

Give Back & Make a Difference

After a wonderful weekend on Maui participating in OluKai’s 3rd Annual Ho’olaule’a, I was able to experience a day of giving back that I had never done before.  Each year, OluKai partners with Maui Cultural Lands to spend a day in the Honokowai Valley…

July 1, 2011
Adventure Outdoor Adventure


Mark points out a big flash of silver among the rippled waters.  “He’s a big one,” I hear him shout over the roar of the river. I’m in the canyon, downstream from Fred’s Bluff, just me against the fish. Adrenaline pulses through my body…

June 27, 2011