Soon we are slowly climbing higher and higher, and as the rain teems down, my mind drifts back to my ’coaster back in 1976 but this time I’m relaxed enough to spin around and give a jaunty wave. … [Read more...] about War-hardened reporter faces fears to try the Wicker Man wooden rollercoaster at Alton Towers
The most dangerous man in the world
But, coming from a poor family, acquiring the means to travel required nine years in college, studying engineering and environmental science, and the formation of three operations and two holding companies in those fields to obtain the funds; none of his trips was sponsored by an outside entity. Junior partners oversaw day-to-day operations while Warren was abroad. … [Read more...] about There are only 4 countries this Shelburne man hasn’t visited. He’ll see them in 2019.
Women have to take more measures when travelling alone, yes (you always need to understand what the perception of women is in the culture you’re in), but that’s common sense. And, in reality, if us females want to travel but we don’t have a partner, a friend or a family member willing to accompany us, what’s our alternative to going it alone? Stay at home and never see the world? I think not. … [Read more...] about In defence of female solo travel: “Tragic incidents shouldn’t make women fear seeing the world”
Once, when Deputy Richard Farrow of West Valley Search and Rescue was looking for four lost hikers who had gotten stuck high on the mountain after dark, he ran into Sam at 2 a.m. Farrow asked Sam if he had seen anyone on the mountain. “Sam tells me, in his broken English, ‘Don’t worry, they’re not injured, they’re just lazy,’” Farrow recalls. “Sam said he offered to lead them down to safety but that they wouldn’t follow him. The funny thing is that when they called and said they were lost, they also said there was some crazy guy up there.” … [Read more...] about A Man and His Mountain
That’s not to say he didn’t come to appreciate these smaller wilderness areas. “I was in West Virginia at the Spice Run Wilderness trailhead when a grizzled old guy roars up in a service pickup and jumps out. He was curious why someone from Wyoming—he saw my plates—would care about this remote, little piece of land.” The man took Brumbach to a small hunting camp and shared stories and photos of how generations of his family had explored and hunted in the hushed dales—a wild slice of oak and hickory and maples. The experience helped Brumbach appreciate the value of all wilderness—even if he remains biased toward the West. … [Read more...] about The Quest: 1 Man, 439 Wilderness Areas