My journey toward a life worth living: A challenging move

The Active Explorer at the Utah state line

Warning…. I’m about to get personal, so if that irks you, it’s time to sign off. This post is about the challenges surrounding my recent move, and all of the support that made it all come together in the end.   First an apology. The last few weeks have been some of the most challenging […]






It just got real….I’m moving!

Box of Trail Maps and Guides

It just got real… I wasn’t sure when the right time would be to make this announcement. But when I loaded all of my trail maps and hiking guides into a box and scheduled a POD for delivery to my driveway late next month, it seemed like a good time to share that I’m moving. […]






Out on a ledge in Zion National Park

Another good photo op along our hike to Observation Point. This one didn't bother me as much....

“Nope, no way, I’m not climbing out on that rock so you can take a picture,” was the last thing I said before climbing out on that rock just off the Observation Point Trail in Zion National Park. Confession time, “The Active Explorer” is afraid of heights, not all heights, just natural ledges when I’m […]