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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #337: Hooked by a Fisherman

I am sitting on a rocky cliff in a canyon between two streets with my boss, C, and some other guys. C wants to hike in the bigger mountains. As we leave, my other boss, E, tells me about the blood in his stool. I beg him to try psyllium.

On our way, we stop in a split-level Walgreens so I can show my friend, R, the protein powder. She tries a sample spoonful of cream-of-wheat from a green desert dish.

We then proceed east on a path up a hill near my childhood home. Two guys are practicing fly fishing in their yard. I am hooked in the back of my black fleece jacket.

"Give me back my fishing arm!" the guy says. I unhook. Now they both have their hooks in C.

"Are you going to club him too?" I ask.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #292: There are underwater lights.

I am on a guided nature hike with a small group. Nature has been enhanced with some colored lights under the stream. In flying mode, I hover above the stream and spiral up and down the banks, all the while watching as the lights swirl. Finally, tiny lights like fireflies flutter down creating a fake gentle rain.

V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
In the late-day sun, the shapely walls of the canyon reminded me of Barcelona.
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

For the Pure of Heart

One of the most beautiful hikes in the world is only nine hours away

By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Sometimes it was hard for the Alibi’s travel writer to keep moving because she just wanted to sit there and take it all in. But there were 30 pounds on her back, miles of stream to wade through and only so much daylight.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #259: We encounter a young black girl.

G and I are hiking in the San Pedro Parks wilderness in early spring. There are piles of mud and snow all around. We encounter a young black girl, 9 or 10, playing in a pile of mud. She is very far from civilization. "Look at my car!" she says and shows us a 2-story mud arch. She's been living in a house without water or electricity for over a year. A man in his 30's lives with her and beats her. We want to take her back with us but we forget.

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Summer Guide 2012: High times in New Mexico

Everybody knows it’s cooler in the mountains, so get out and explore them already. You don't need climbing gear or a Sherpa to scale tall peaks—just a thirst for adventure and, perhaps, a beer or two. Here are a few of my picks for an elevated summer.

V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012

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Going Up?

Summer Guide 2012

By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Everybody knows it’s cooler in the mountains, so get out and explore them already. You don't need climbing gear or a Sherpa to scale tall peaks—just a thirst for adventure and, perhaps, a beer or two. Here are a few of our picks for an elevated summer.

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