It was my first overnight canoe trip with a school group; I was 13 years old. Overcast skies turned to rain and then flurries. I fought to put on a rubberized rain jacket. I couldn’t find my hat. A headwind kicked the surface of the water in a white chop. It was all I could […]Read more "Facts about Hypothermia"
It can be called chinook, foehn, or zonda. Winds that flow over mountains and onto the plains are usually strong, but warm and dry. In the middle of winter, however, if the temperature doesn’t rise dramatically, most winds are just called nasty. Although official temperatures may remain the same, wind chill becomes an issue. What […]Read more "A Word about Wind Chill"
Christmas is a time for lists, right? “Making a list; checking it twice…” I don’t make Christmas lists anymore, but I sure make enough other lists throughout the year – places I want to go; mountains I want to climb; educational courses I seek; gear I need for trips. I truly hope that if you […]Read more "One Last List for the Year"