Archive for October, 2013

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Spread of Invasive Species

Skeletons of hakea bend over young saplings, illustrating the massive problem of invasive species in the Cape Floral Kingdom.

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Ideal Morning of Hiking

The morning sun hit my face bright and early after a night sleeping out under the stars. I’m so sore from yesterday’s climb my toes are even tight…

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Media Literacy Education

Media literacy, the ability to process and analyze readings and media to create your own messages, is just as important as knowing how to tie a pair of shoes.

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Hiking From Ceres

For the second time in the same day, we drastically underestimated the difficulty of the mountain facing us. For us, there’s only one solution— to keep climbing.

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My Top 5 iPhone Apps for Adventure

Apps for modern backpackers, urban travelers, and even astronauts to get un-lost, document and share their journeys, and enjoy the adventurous life.

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Danger: Road Crossing

I’m almost panicked—my heart quickens and I’m running. I only feel relief as I get away from the road and the horn from the huge “lorry” (cargo truck) fades and drops in pitch from a distance.

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Agterwitzenberg Passage In Photos

My memory of the Agterwitzenberg Passage is a collage of radical landscapes… and lots and lots of walking.

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The Orchard

I didn’t breathe as I walked. Mute, stunned, and disturbed, I could not look away. How did I arrive here?

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Awake, Inner Wild Side!

If there were was anything to be learned hiking up this mountain, it was to awaken the inner wild side and “be less sheepish!”

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The Cape Floral Kingdom

Tour an entire floral kingdom on foot to explore the world’s hottest hot-spot for biodiversity and endemism.

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Origins of the Cape Fold Mountains: A Quick Mega-History

The story of the Cape Fold Mountains, told by a non-geologist, to help you know what you’re standing on.

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A Year Ago Today: My First Step

Reading my journal brings me right back to where I took my first step on the Rim of Africa. As majestic as I’d like to make my first steps on the Rim of Africa, they actually had to be retraced—I’d left part of my camera case in the car and had to run back to […]