A New Chapter



For a sense of scale, I'm at bottom left.

It took two tries, one car accident, seemingly countless hours, and a paycheck worth of gear, to sit here now, beaten, cramped, exhausted, and successful.

Four years ago I felt like I had reached a turning point in my life. At that time the ideas behind Team Crowbar were just taking form. Until then I had felt as though I could see the future; the path of my life stretched out before me in time and along it I could see the various milestones that define a life. At the time I took some comfort in those feelings. I had been favored by fortune.



Then with little warning the circumstances of my life changed and my vision of the future was swept away as abruptly as a mote of dust. The security that came from my fantasy was gone, replaced by a kind of fear. At first I attributed the fear to my reversal of fortune, but in time I came to realize the opposite was true.

I feared what I had seen before, and how close it might have come to being reality. It hadn?t been a bad life I saw, quite the contrary. But now in the tomorrow?s fog I saw not hopelessness, but opportunity, a chance for greatness, discovery, and fortune. Before these were dreams, now I would shape destiny. Team Crowbar, and a new me was born then.

Once again I find myself at a turning point. Recently I quit a stable job, and decided to make an attempt at changing my profession utterly. I look ahead now and can barely see the path. I hope it stays that way.


This isn't a goodbye.

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told me...


-2016-
bayou goula towhead

-2015-
the sea test

-2014-
the circumnavigator pt5
the circumnavigator pt4
the circumnavigator pt3
the circumnavigator pt2
the circumnavigator pt1
falling dream
the darkness
one hell of a mile 3&4
he will return
the believers
the horror pt2
the horror pt1
traces
death valley
whiteout

-2013-
paradise of outlaws
the mountain climbers 1&2
brought to surface
one hell of a mile 3
primordial
the lost world
inner gorge
a ghost story
the riddle
slaying the minotaur
heart of darkness
bayou
public lands
organ music
two sought adventure
the virgin river
the road north
preparations

-2012-
steal the world
the end of the world
el dorado
the valley of the kings 2
the valley of the kings 1
one hell of a mile 2
one hell of a mile 1
the mountain climbers rr4
heroes rr3
rainy roadtrip 2
rainy roadtrip 1
the transgression
sandstorm
sinister 2
sinister 1
dehydrated
anatomy
sleepwalking
new chapter

-2011-
like sedona?
torn in two
blink
bridge to nowhere
the door
hitting the wall
elusive 2
elusive 1
harquahala
hole
pick up lines

-2010-
revisited 2
revisited 1
which way?
lost mines
chute
monolith
freeze
slice
in their footsteps
a dance with death


-2009-
goodbyes
undercurrents
casting the bones
mountain thief
the deer hunter
strange temple
sanctuary
burial pt. 3
burial pt. 2
burial pt. 1
the apparition
return to hell
forsaken
the lower depths
underground lake
stretch sewer
the hidden lab
shadow movements
meager rations
sw8: the conclusion
sw7: lost gold mines
sw6: the big tubes
sw5: gold!
sw4: el calderon
sw3: redondo
sw2: ghosts
sw1: westward bound
leviathan
formaldehyde dreams
the underdark
in the beginning





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