Heroes

Rainy Roadtrip 3



They told me that the mine had been closed sometime in the early nineties. But the hole I stood in front of now had an icy wind blowing out of it with surprising strength, hinting at untold depth. With this hint of passageways piercing deep into the mountain I got down and crawled through the crack between the rocks.



For the down time during my trip I packed a box full of books. I've been enjoying dozens of mystery and adventure stories. Despite my own adventures, when I read the fictional adventures of others I cannot sometimes help to wistfully imagine myself discovering ancient tombs, and solving enigmatic puzzles.

Adventure novels seem to lend themselves to long, sprawling series, frequently following one or more characters throughout most of their lives. I'm not sure it's simply because the fans allow an author to indulge their pedantries.

After several years of Team Crowbar, I've realized that squirming through this one crack is not an adventure; in fact this entire trip is not an adventure. The adventure is found in the sum of one's entire life. Every day the adventurer steps out into an uncertain future, questioning, probing, and pushing a little further. Their job is never done, their story never really over.



















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-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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