Rich’s Adventure Blog

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If you are an active adventurer yourself, I have instructional posts, technical tips and tricks, case studies and gear reviews to share with you.

If life has you dreaming of traveling and exploring, follow along with my stories of adventure around the globe.

Nature’s Temple

Nature’s Temple

The soundtrack to my personal experiences in canyons is almost always Native American flute music. Surrounded by silence I hear the music in my head. I am at peace. Recently that silence was broken by the yelling and screaming of someone's children. I back-tracked...

Mexico

Mexico

Arrived in Monterrey, Mexico on the 7th of March. Here training 19 aspiring canyon guides. Four days on, three days off, four days on. From here on to Guadalajara for another seven days of training another group of guides. Home on the 27th. I have been coming to...

Internet Forums

Internet Forums

I started the first canyoneering forum on the internet back in May of 2000. The original platform was called eGroups, which was later acquired by Yahoo! Those who have been around long enough likely remember it best as the Canyons Group on Yahoo! To get it up and...

Respect

Respect

"OMG! Can you believe that guy? He almost ran right into me!" Actually, I couldn't believe the woman who said that. I was stuck behind her group of around ten people, who were descending this section of trail three abreast. It would have been a simple matter for her...

Dr Carlson?

Dr Carlson?

It popped up on the kiosk when I was signing in for a flight from LAX to Hong Kong. DR CARLSON RICHAR. Somehow the D at the end of Richard and my middle initial - R - got moved to the front of the line. I brought it to the ticket agent’s attention, but she kinda blew...