Vulcans Anvil by Jenni Miehle

Laugh often and loudly There’s a thing that everyone waits for on a rafting trip through Grand Canyon. That thing is big, gnarly, and gives pause to even the most experienced oarsmen. That thing is Lava Rapid. Lava is

Be bold. Be brave. Take action. Even if you’re scared shitless while doing it. I always joke that I was designed for comfort, not for speed. Whitewater terrifies me because of the speed at which things happen. A few

Be discerning about where you spend your energy (reading, doing, watching, eating). My husband Nelson and I are both self-employed. When our friends approached us in January of 2013 to ask us if we wanted to claim two seats

Take the time, get quiet, feel into it. Immerse yourself. Grand Canyon is a harsh place, full of extremes, but is also a place of profound beauty. Part of the magic of such an immersive trip as the Grand

Lots of stuff Grand Canyon

Getting organized is work. Staying organized is habit. On any epic trip, but especially on Grand Canyon trips, there’s so much to organize and plan: Gear (backpacks, sleeping gear, boats, etc.) Food Emergency equipment People (and in some cases

Two minutes now saves hours later A no-brainer on the Canyon is to spend two minutes checking ropes and tie-downs before running any rapids. There are horror stories of tie-downs that weren’t checked. The raft flips in a rapid

Evening Grand Canyon

  It is easier to keep up than to catch up. Admittedly, the part of my Grand Canyon trip that I found least appealing was packing and unpacking the boats each day. The set up and tear down routines

Rigging at the put in Grand Canyon weblarge

Make Some Room Chapter One: Your brain is not for remembering. “Never memorize something you can look up.” Albert Einstein My group of 16 brave souls floated, rowed, and paddled the emerald waters of the Colorado River through Grand

Make Some Room Intro - Grand Canyon

Make Some Room: Powerful Life Lessons Inspired by an Epic 16-day Colorado River Rafting Trip Through Grand Canyon Introduction In June of 2013, my husband Nelson and I spent 16 days rafting 225 miles of the Colorado River through

A couple weeks ago, my hubby and I had the crazy awesome pleasure of watching a few talented musicians do their thing. Mike Guggino and Mike Ashworth are of Steep Canyon Rangers fame and were joined by musicians/singer songwriter