The Transgression

Each grave had an oval of stones below it. It didn't take a lot of imagination to come to a conclusion as to what lay below our feet. Hardhat criticized me for propping my camera up with someone's stone, but we would penetrate far deeper into their realm than this before the day was over.

The first real monsoon of the season found Team Crowbar seeking yet another passage to the underworld. Hidden under these bleak skies and fog shrouded peaks, lay our goal; a small passage almost invisible except to those who know the way. What lay past this gateway, forever hidden except to those who have traveled into the beyond, only to satisfy a mad curiosity.

The pouring rains fell behind as we passed through the first gate, and my mind turned to the souls that lay above us. The cold water that fell above now filtered across their bones before dripping down onto us. Indeed the very tunnels we now walked passed below the remains of those who had come before. Perhaps they still wander these halls, ragged sentinels who could only gaze with baleful eyes upon our trespass.

As we pass deeper, the presence became more real. In my mind a wasted figure followed us, cloaked in shadows and a chill wind. Outside thunder cracked and rocked the unstable mountains above us, honeycombed with tunnels. Perhaps our follower laughed at my alarm.


With each journey beneath the earth I leave a part of my soul behind. One day I too will join their quiet council, forever. But not today. As we return to the surface the sun shines and the storm is over.

It is the way of the ninja.

I'm not in a lexus.


See the world, they
told me...

bayou goula towhead

the sea test

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
death valley

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

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
sinister 2
sinister 1
new chapter

like sedona?
torn in two
bridge to nowhere
the door
hitting the wall
elusive 2
elusive 1
pick up lines

revisited 2
revisited 1
which way?
lost mines
in their footsteps
a dance with death

casting the bones
mountain thief
the deer hunter
strange temple
burial pt. 3
burial pt. 2
burial pt. 1
the apparition
return to hell
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
formaldehyde dreams
the underdark
in the beginning