Category Archives: Backpacking

Who is helping you push through fear?

It was supposed to be a safe and easy overnight backpacking trip near Pickett State Park. I had gotten a map and trail guide, and my hiking partner Randy was going with me. It all seemed pretty straight forward, until … Continue reading

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What do you need to let go of?

I just finished reading Into Thin Air, the account of the tragedy on Mt. Everest in 1996. It is both appalling and riveting to read. I clearly saw how the obsession with summit fever can end in disaster and death. … Continue reading

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Real adventures…it’s never what you plan

Here was my plan. Take a few young men into the wilderness for an adventure and teach them how to be silent before God there. Sounds easy enough, except for one word. Adventure. The real ones are more than what … Continue reading

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When was the last time you were stunned…and speechless?

It happened this weekend sitting in the chair in our living room. I had just picked up the latest Backpacker magazine and was thumbing through it. I landed on a page that stopped my heart when I saw it. I … Continue reading

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