Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink, for thirst is a dangerous thing. -Jerome Klapka Jerome

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fall Colors in Aravaipa

Lori and I spent the last few days hiking through Aravaipa Canyon, one of Southern Arizona's premier riparian areas.  We had not been there in December before and the combination of shorter days, low sun angle, and hiking in the water made for chilly days.  The pay off (besides solitude and silence) was the beautiful fall colors.  This was also my first hike since coming off the Pacific Crest Trail over three months ago and the lack of wild in my life was starting to take its toll both physically and emotionally.  Hopefully this trip was the start of more regular ventures into Nature.