How To: Ride the White Rim in a Day
Want to ride the White Rim in a day? Here’s some information to help get you on your way.
It’s the Bratwurst, Stupid!
RAWROD is a great weekend. And this is why.
2010 Favorites (Part 5)
There were few days in 2010 better than the one I spent on the White Rim. The photo below is one of my favorites from that trip. The enormity, and the vast and remote nature of the canyon lands is manifest stark, and obvious. I don’t know that I could ever grow tired of the […]
An Intolerable Insult
Further examination of the White Rim TT v.3, and the ongoing battle with my own persistent, oft annoying, mind. Or: “Life without music would be an intolerable insult”.
Frank and John Shafer needed a way to get cattle from the mesa tops, onto the shelf of open sage and brush—and the Colorado River—some 2,000 vertical feet below them. So they did what any ambitious cattle rancher in 1914 would have done: They built a trail. In the 1950s bulldozers widened the trail to […]
The unknown distance to the great beyond Stares back at my grieving frame To cast my shadow by the holy sun My spirit moans with a sacred pain And it’s quiet now The universe is standing still. ~Goodnight, Travel Well. The Killers.
White Rim: Postscript
Ray’s Tavern is empty. Virg is behind the counter prepping for the day. It’s 11 A.M. I’m hungry. And had been thinking about the massive bacon cheeseburger and steak fries that were about to be placed in front of me since somewhere near Buck Canyon—some 60 miles into the White Rim Time Trial. I sit […]
White Rim TT: V.3
I wandered aimlessly through the small visitors center. Posters, faded by time and sunlight hung on the otherwise barren walls. A rotting bighorn skull sat lifelessly on the Touch Yable”. I grasped its horns with both hands, a small placard next to it read, “I’m delicate, please do not touch”. I smirked at the incongruence. […]