Nov 302010
 
The Dinosaur Hunters: Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah

My brother Andrew insisted that he had discovered a dinosaur bone, and I wasn’t buying it.  Granted, we were standing on the crumbly slope of Dinosaur Hill, where an almost-complete skeleton of Apatosaurus (colloquially but incorrectly known by the name Brontosaurus) was discovered in 1901.  But Dinosaur Hill was a well frequented stop on the “Dinosaur Diamond“, a […]

Jun 152010
 
After the Burn: Bouldering at the Brickyard in Santa Barbara

Earlier this spring, a group of us decided to take a bouldering day trip to Santa Barbara. We arrived at our destination, Lizard’s Mouth, only to find it socked in by a cold marine layer of fog. After some painfully cold “warmup” traverses at the Lizard’s Mouth, we bailed. But on the way out we […]