Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

LETS RIDE! 96,000 miles – 01-21-18 – 2004 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure motovlog

Who knew it was so hard to master the delicate art of doing YouTube from the saddle of a motorcycle? I’m hoping this setup will be helpful this year not … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Green ore – Going Alone

The desert has drawn treasure hunters for centuries. Sometimes, when I’m alone far out in the wastes, I’ll stumble upon the rocks and ore which drew prospectors here. Often, they … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

114 degree inferno hike – Going Alone

I wouldn’t expect reasonable risk to offer any more reward that reason will allow. Sometimes it’s good to venture outside these bounds, to press against the frontier we both fear … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

The ruins of something once alive – Going Alone

I don’t recommend Going Alone for the view, or the comfort, or the pleasure, or even the adventure. What’s on offer out there in the wastes—when we’re very alone—is a … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Desert disconnect – Going Alone

A benefit of going alone into deep wilderness is the fact of losing our hold upon the rope which is our connection and sustaining bond with the larger body of … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Morning lightning in the Mojave desert – Going Alone

Lightning is a seasonal companion in the Eastern Mojave Desert, though I’ve never seen it flash over the Deep-Water Wilderness, which has no high mountains or peaks to draw out … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Exploratory hike – Going Alone

Desert landscapes appear far more alien when viewed from Earth than the cold indifferent altitudes of outer space. The fact that life holds on here with a more tenuous grip … Continue reading

January 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Outcropping of volcanic ash – Going Alone

Volcanos do more than frighten dinosaurs… In the silent lands of the Eastern Mojave Desert, volcanos once punctuated the landscape with violence, dimension and change. Though there were no dinosaurs … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Desert rock garden – Going Alone

There’s more wind than water in the artistry of desert rocks and sands, where desiccation rather than erosion is the primary tool of transformation and change. Desert rock gardens are … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Embarking at night – Going Alone

Embarking alone into the wild is always hard, and I usually fret and worry about things right up to the moment I hoist the backpack onto my shoulders and set … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment