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Meeting up with Big Muddy

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Me and Big Muddy go way back.

He’s a mysterious dude. I can’t ever tell his moods. He can be totally placid and glossy on the surface then throw up an angry roil or twirl up a whirlpool for no reason at all. 625 more words


Rome with benefits

This is an extended, and a little more personal, version of a post I wrote for our Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences blog (see here… 6,245 more words


Under the summer snows

At last – the fabled ice tunnels of the Feith Buidhe slabs.

It was a long journey. About a month ago I’d been over in that area with a friend and climbed from Loch Avon to the plateau and Carn Etchachan via the steep slopes to the east of the Garbh Uisge. 993 more words


Topography Kintamani

21 routes, unfortunately other topography not done yet..

Kintamani Rock Climbing

Microclimates, topography, etc.

Nature writing from the UK, despite being sometimes quite lyrical and compelling, can still have an English sensibleness about it. The writing of Vaclav Cilek, on the other hand, is something else altogether. 248 more words

Summer snow and rough waters on Macdui

Macdui was busy on Saturday. When I reached the summit cairn there must have been at least twenty folk there and lots more approaching and leaving. 1,238 more words


Quarries, A scar on the landscape

Rock quarries are only beautiful to the society getting rich from them. They ravage the environment, they’re boring to look at, and they conjure up unbecoming images of the Flintstones. 186 more words

Capturing Moments In Time