The Precipice Trail – Acadia National Park

I thought the park authorities were joking. They were not. This notice meant business. I can safely say that the Precipice Trail is one of the "one-slip-and-you-are-dead-with-multiple-fractures" kind of a hike. However this hike, when it is open to hikers, passes through sheer cliffs where peregrine falcons nest. So I put on my shoes, gathered my courage, took my pair of... Continue Reading →

Afternoons in the Cabin in the Woods in Vermont

Inasmuch as needs were concerned, for those three days that I spent in the Green Mountains of Vermont, I was a perfectly content man. As far as I could see there were green trees poured over never-ending folds of mountains dissolving into cool blue-gray shape-shifting clouds. A wooden cabin filled with musty old books, hidden passages leading to... Continue Reading →

Precipices and Waterfalls

Precipices play an important role in my life. They make me stop and think. Waterfalls have the additional illusive trigger of static motion. It reminds me of being in the presence of a caged wild animal. The raw power it can unleash sends shivers down my spine even if all she ends up doing is flirtatiously spray cool... Continue Reading →

The Mountain’s Secret

Breakheart Pass The Mariko Aoki phenomenon is an urge to defecate when inside bookstores. I felt it now. Just that instead of a bookstore it was the menacingly snow shrouded Eiger North Face that I was facing. It seemed that only I had been foolhardy enough to venture out that afternoon. I had hopped off the crowded train... Continue Reading →

Walking the Grand Canyon Rim

The Mundane  An impromptu trip to the canyons turned out to be the highlight of a memorable trip. A memorable trip with mundane beginnings. The trappings of traveling, digitizing, and chronicling is soporific. Comfortably settled with predictable problems? Try middle class travel. However travels, especially solo trips have almost always resulted in a changed perspective for me.... Continue Reading →

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