Wild vs prescribed: Your lungs don’t care

Here in the Southwest we usually have very low humidity, which means our air is extraordinarily clear.  Being able to see mountains 50 and more miles away is common.  This also means that visibility can be used to assess air quality by anyone, as long as you have an idea how far… Continue reading

Grand Canyon Countdown

In just under seven weeks I’ll be leaving for Grand Canyon.   That means one month and seventeen days to prepare.  It means forty-eight days.  Not that I’m counting. Yesterday my friend Laura — who’ll be doing the Canyon with me  — and I repeated a hike from the week before. … Continue reading

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