Bucket List

North America

  • Raft some epic rivers
    • Middle fork of the Salmon
    • Colorado thru the Grand Canyon
    • At least a 3 day trip on the Rogue in Oregon
  • Maybe a short backpack down Forbidding Canyon on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  It has gorgeous swimming pools, waterfalls, and great scenery.
  • Havasupai Indian Reservation on the Grand Canyon.  The most beautiful water that I have seen anywhere in the world.  Giant waterfalls, thousands of swimming pools, in a lush green paradise next to a remote Indian village.
  • Canyoneering in Arizona on the Mogollon Rim near Sedona.  Awesome canyoneering in warm Arizona with lots of fun pools, pretty slots, and gorgeous desert scenery.
  • Swimming and Beach Camping on the Sea of Cortez!!! Just a few hours south of Arizona in Mexico is the beautiful Sea of Cortez.
  • Canoe the Silver river in Florida
  • Visit Yellowstone
  • Learn enough mountaineering to climb Ranier
  • Explore Alaska
    • Katmai National Park in Alaska
  • 3 or 4 day kayak trip in Washington’s San Juan Islands.

The America’s south of the US

  • Easter Island
  • Galapagos Islands  January 2010.
  • Ski Chile or Argentina during the US Summer
  • Bike World’s Most Dangerous Road
  • Salar de Uyuni during the wet season.
  • Motorcycle all the way down to the southern tip.
  • Ambergris Cay and Blue hole in Belize.
  • See Tikal and raft the Cahabon River in Guatamala.  November 2010
  • Copper Canyon in Mexico
  • Drive my jeep up and down the Baja peninsula, camping on beaches along the way.


  • Bungee Jump over Victoria Falls
  • See the pyramids in Egypt
  • Visit Mountain Gorillas
  • Scuba Dive in Mozambique.  August 2009.
  • Visit the western oasises in Egypt
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • Visit the Serengetti during the annual migration
  • Go white water rafing on the Nile
  • Go white water rafting below Victoria Falls
  • Botswana Okavango Delta (Again with a better camera!)
  • Visit Ghana, Mali, etc.
  • Morocco including the Rif mountains.


  • Drive/Bike/Motor the Karakoram Highway
  • Potala Palace in Tibet
  • Terracotta warriors in Xian, China.
  • Visit the Gobi desert.
  • Visit India.
  • Nepal…Saragamatha national park, rafting, etc. April 2010.
  • Tokyo Japan, Mt. Fuji, etc.
  • The ‘stans.


  • Visit Sicily and see the volcanos there
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Go to Oktoberfest in Munich.  September 2001
  • Drink Absinthe in Prague  September 2001
  • Drive the Alsace wine route in France between Strasbourg to Mulhouse
  • Visit the Croatian Dalmation Coast
  • Iceland
  • Scandanavian Fjiords
  • Cappadocia in Turkey
  • Greek Islands, and the meteora.

Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Islands

  • Drive 4×4 in Oz..Cairns to Broome
  • See Uluru  December 2002
  • Visit Rarotonga  February 2009
  • See volcanos and land diving by the navives on Vanauatu.  The ocean diving is good as well.
  • See a total eclipse of the sun
  • Check out Bali/Lombok


  • Winter at the South Pole  2002, 2004
  • Summer at Palmer
  • Sail to Antarctica from New Zealand 2006, 2007
  • Visit the Dry Valleys 2007
  • South Georgia Island

Dive Locations

  • Dive one of the Aggressor liveaboards (Fiji, Palau, etc)
  • Dive the Maldives
  • Dive Bikini Atoll
  • Dominica in the Caribbean
  • Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri
  • Yap islands in Micronesia

Colorado Adventures

Skills to Learn

  • Surfing (more than just standing up)
  • White water kayaking