The most adventure-filled time of my life was when I was in high school living in Davao City, Philippines, and I give a lot of credit to my good friend Daniel Peckham and the Peckham family. I went on more hiking, backpacking, rock-climbing/rappelling, scuba, and tubing trips with the Peckhams in those two short years that I have in the rest of my life before or since (this is also the reason I didn’t finish high school on time).
Daniel and I have kept in touch through the years and though he hasn’t slowed down in his adventures, I unfortunately don’t live close enough to him that he can easily rope me into his excursions. BUT, tomorrow I leave for Las Vegas–but not for The Hangover type of experience–to join Daniel and Katie and Aaron and Torrey on a canyoneering trip at Mt. Zion National Park. We’re doing a route called “The Subway,” and possibly one called “Das Boot.”
I’ve got my camera, my old diving wetsuit, some new gear, and think I’m ready for tomorrow. I am just happy to be doing one of these trips with Daniel again. It reminds me of my high school days and makes me feel young again, since I am now 30 and that makes me old. Right?
Daniel, Aaron and I will most likely take thousands of pictures between the 3 of us photo nerds, but there are some great pictures of the routes we’re planning on doing over on Joe’s Guide to Zion National Park.
Well, I survived and had a great time! I posted pictures from all three cameras on the family site.