You find the wilderness a testing place to rediscover yourself.You realize that nature teaches a powerful lesson that your life and your destiny are linked to the entire natural world and that nature provides you with salvation for your soul.
It’s been over 20 months since we last looked at the Kymera jet-powered body board and it’s great to see that its creator, Jason Woods, has stuck with his dream of developing a compact and lightweight personal watercraft.
“I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life...to put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Golden ribbons hemmed the slopes and traced the streams that meandered down the valley—saffron to copper and yellow to gold.They rained down on us like gentle butterflies.They caught in the purple asters and snagged themselves on the underbrush.
“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.” Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895
The cruise liner Costa Concordia, which ran aground off the coast of Italy in January, has become an unlikely tourist attraction as salvage crews work to dismantle it just meters from a popular beach. WSJ's Gilles Castonguay reports.
This café represents the most unique eating I have enjoyed on six continents. The One Street Down Café is the Mount Hood of eating experiences in Oregon. It is as sublime as the deep woods of that state. It sets the benchmark for culinary excellence.
The summer—no sweeter than ever; The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river, The bighorn asleep on the hill. The strong life that never knows harness; The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the farness--
If the death exhalations that brood the broad towns in which we so fondly compact ourselves were made visible, we should flee as from a plague. All are more or less sick; there is not a perfectly sane man in San Francisco.” John Muir, 1878
The mind clears of the hard push up and relaxes for the long ride down. We celebrated our triumph in the corridors of our minds. Then, down, down, down along fantastic wilderness colors until we began to pedal again.
What is adventure?Adventure offers every human being the ability to live ‘the’ moment of his or her most passionate idea or pursuit. Once engaged, a person enjoys ‘satori’ or the perfect moment. That instant may last seconds or a lifetime.