Category Archives: Ponca Wilderness Area

What we left behind . . .

A text from Kat tonight asking if he left something in my truck gave me an idea.  When he was trying to hump all three packs back toward the rock wall on Cecil Cove Loop, best guess is that he … Continue reading

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Travel Not Recommended (Part 4)

<– Part 3 Funny how the brain works.  In the moment, it was like I could feel every second.  Terrified that each minute would be something permanent done to my friend’s mind.   Adrenaline coursing through me, waiting on him to … Continue reading

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Travel Not Recommended (Part 3)

<–Part 2 |  Part 4 –> It started with the camera.  We were getting dressed again, gathering up shoes and gear.  Still laughing.  Grap asks me if I have his camera.  I checked.  Nope.  Still cold, I start moving on … Continue reading

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Travel Not Recommended (Part 2)

<–  Part 1   |   Part 3 –> We hopped back into the Yota and turned to travel down a Not Recommended road.  I’m gripping the steering wheel with both hands, doing a 10 and 2 like a fourteen-year-old in his … Continue reading

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Travel Not Recommended (Part 1)

I dedicate this trip report to the memory of Grap.  He’s not dead or anything or it’d be in memory of.  Nope . . . this one’s just to his memory. This hike began, in a lot of ways, with … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 3)

Day 2 – adrenaline, aches, altitude, & arches 3/20/2011 Bear Bait is a true outdoorsman.  Not only did that boy sleep so deeply that I had to check his pulse a few times, but he stayed cozied up in his … Continue reading

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Compton Trailhead to Hemmed-In Hollow (part 2)

Day 1 – cowboys, climbing, canoers, and camp sandwichis 3/19/2011 Got a new term that has worked its way into our hiking lexicon:  Backwoods Dentistry.   Walgreens landed me a few Q-tips, some superglue, and an overpriced thimble of paste guaranteed … Continue reading

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