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In 1968 I was in the 5th grade and climbing the black soiled hills of Iowa …. but In the Summer of 1968 Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins founder of  Northface  rounded up a some friends and a Volkswagon bus. The embarked on an epic 6 month road journey from San Francisco to the Chilean Patagonia, surfing, skiing and hiking along the way. Mountain of Storms is the testament.  Nice to know the company’s founders are the real deal.   Years later most  anyone who loves the outdoors is grateful for their gear.

Great film.

Mount Fitzroy – Patagonia

Anybody wanna go?

church family, Ministry

The Domino Effect

Looking forward to our new series this Sunday.

Dominos teach us science, about processes, sequences, and the way things work.

What domino effect is working in your life right now?

Is it knocking you down or pulling you up.

See you Sunday @ 10:00 AM

Prescott First Assembly

1455 Willow Creek rd.

Prescott, Arizona.

Pastor Steve

Bikes, Ragbrai


I have wanted to ride Ragbrai ever since high school.

Well, @ age 53 I think it might just happen….and what I am really excited about is that the ride finishes in my home town of Davenport.

Just wanted to post the route and mileage for this years route

2011 Route Maps


GLENWOOD — Saturday, July 23

Population: 5,358

History: 1980, 1984, 1989, 1992, 2003


ATLANTIC — Sunday, July 24

Population: 7,257

History: 1974, 1980, 1989, 1991, 2001


CARROLL — Monday, July 25

Population: 10,098

History: 1980, 1988, 1994


BOONE — Tuesday, July 26

Population: 12,803

History: 1975, 1988, 1998; also a pass-through town three times, last time in 2008


ALTOONA  — Wednesday, July 27

Population: 13,301

History: First time as overnight town; pass-through town in 1973, on inaugural ride


GRINNELL — Thursday, July 28

Population: 9,105

History: 1976, 1991, 2001


CORALVILLE — Friday, July 29

Population: 17,269

History: 1995, 2001, 2006


DAVENPORT — Saturday, July 30

Population: 98,359

History: 1973, 1982



Day 1 — 64.2 miles    4,946 climb
Day 2 — 65.4 miles   4,798 climb
Day 3 — 70.9 miles  1,784 climb
Day 4 — 56.1 miles    1,246 climb
Day 5 — 57.5 miles   3,294 climb
Day 6 — 75.3 miles    2,800 climb
Day 7 — 64.8 miles    2,338 climb
Total — 454.2 miles   21,206 climb

Arizona, Environmental Stewardship, leadership, Ministry, outdoors

Restoring Eden

Had a great discussion and conversation  with founder Peter Illyn from http://restoringeden.org/ today in Sedona.

Restoring Eden emphasizes three major ways to engage in stewardship of God’s creation:
*Enjoying God’s creation
*Hands-on service and restoration projects
*Civic engagement and public advocacy
Restoring Eden’s mission is to make hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by rediscovering the biblical call to love, serve, and protect God’s creation.
Restoring Eden is a movement of like-minded people who see a strong connection between our Christian spirituality and our role as caretakers of creation.
Company Overview:
Christians for Environmental Stewardship
I think this ship will be going place in the coming season aheadd….really looking forward to partnering with tis visionary.
psalm 104:24


just wanted to post a few pics of the pups for January’s entry.

If you want to enlarge the pic just double click it with your mouse.

They are 10 months old this month.

Clark  loves the snow.

The pups love running the creeks…but I pay the price when we get home.

I love this pic of Lew.

Bella is eight year old but keeps up just fine.

Lewis flyin through the woods @ 10 months old.

trail332 here in Preskitt – Granite Basin.

Every night after their run they are crashed.

What an amazing and fun month with these guys .


January 31, 2011

Oh yeah, one more pic before you think Lewis and Clark are angles…