“A Nice Blue Weekend” (The Grotto Falls – February 4, 2023)

…we skirted around and down the familiar scrambling paths at the start, there was one dicey sit-and-scoot obstacle that Tahia had already descended…

“A Bad Wheel And Rabbit Holes” (Sycamore Canyon Falls – January 22, 2023)

It was only upon closer inspection as we got further down the Old Cabin Trail that we noticed there was a yellow and blue chopper hovering over the mouth…

“The Oldest Hiker” (Black Star Canyon Falls – January 8, 2023)

I reminded Mom of how Tahia cried at certain parts of this hike when we last did this 3 years ago, and I guess now Mom understood at this point why Julie…

“Sloppy Seconds” (Millard Falls – January 6, 2023)

Following this trail a little further, I then got to what appeared to be another crossing leading to what seemed to be a ledge trail on the correct side…

“Narrow New Years Window” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon Falls – January 2, 2023)

As Julie tepidly stepped onto a rock while leading back against the moderately steep slope, I saw that she slipped and fell with her hip seemingly bouncing…

“Boonie Stomping Boot Camp” (Guam – November 17, 2022 to November 25, 2022)

I guess this got to a point where the pleasure versus pain equation was getting so heavily tipped towards the pain that I started to cross that fine line…

“Storm Chasing” (Flagstaff – October 7, 2022 to October 9, 2022)

Anyways, the dude didn’t look like he was homeless or anything, and the family sitting next to us tried to diffuse the situation by inviting him for a lunch…

“Tragic Limbo” (Queensland, Australia – June 27, 2022 to July 9, 2022)

Just as we were about to use the restroom facilities, I got a text from Julie saying something about my sister-in-law needing to contact Mom ASAP about…

“Instavel Lemmings” (Bali, Indonesia – June 17, 2022 to June 27, 2022)

While they made interesting photo subjects, we tried not to make eye contact with them and we tried to keep our distance as told by Adi. However, in one sudden

“Total Improvisations” (Northern Territory, Australia – June 8, 2022 to June 17, 2022)

The first thing that alarmed us was that they didn’t check our bags through to Darwin, which was worrisome because the connection between flights was tough.

“Code Words” (Allison Gulch Falls – May 6, 2022)

As I continued the rough boulder scrambling with plenty more spots of bushwhacking through overgrowth, I especially had to pay attention to more sections…

“Not So Foreign Lands” (Puerto Rico – April 13, 2022 to April 22, 2022)

It was probably one of the diciest things I’ve done, but we ultimately made it down to the bottom where we were in the confines of this “cave” while looking…

“Getting The Word Out” (Bridge to Nowhere and Devils Gulch Falls – April 1, 2022)

This trail was actually surprisingly benign though I did at one moment jab my shoulder against a protruding branch, and it actually put a hole in my…

“Sudden Change Of Plans” (Switzer Falls, Cooper Canyon Falls, and Buckhorn Falls – March 27, 2022)

That really made me feel bad, and it was probably the last bit of reinforcement that I really pushed our luck with this bit of an adventure when so many…

“Technology Test Run” (Eaton Canyon Falls – March 19, 2022)

…I guess that just goes to show you just how urbanized the Eaton Canyon Falls hike has become that now I’m the outlier when I show up in proper gear…

“The Firefall Pilgrimage” (Yosemite and Sonoma, California – February 24, 2022 to February 26, 2022)

I was kind of hoping that we wouldn’t need them for this trip since the storm that blew by here two days ago should be long gone, but then I knew that the cold…

“Peak Of The Bell Curve” (Eaton Canyon Falls – February 20, 2022)

As we went through this part of Eaton Canyon, we noticed more infrastructure that I guess we hadn’t really noticed in our past visits (which goes to show you…

“Messy Productivity” (Lower Fox Canyon Falls and Fall Creek Falls – January 28, 2022)

Although this trail didn’t look all that steep from where we were standing, it became obvious that once we committed to the steep scramble, we pretty much…

“Prioritizing The Waterfall” (Devils Gulch Falls and Trail Canyon Falls – January 21, 2022 to January 22, 2022)

…in one moment, Dad managed to trip and fall down on the trail, where he actually landed on a yucca plant as well as split his pinky, which was bleeding…

“Two Weeks Too Late” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon – January 15, 2022)

Maybe it was a good thing that there wasn’t more water here or else there would be no way to even get a look at even part of the falls without getting right…