Death Valley 2014
I met Linda in Palm Desert where she was watching the Indian Wells Tennis Open. From there we headed north to Death Valley for a couple of days. On our way home we did fly-bys of Zion and Bryce Canyons plus Canyonlands. We had great weather with crystal clear skies most of the time.
Mar 13, 2014
Ecuador Vacation 2014
The second week of my vacation to Ecuador was spent sightseeing and playing around the country. After a week of kayaking, Karl and I left Endless Rivers Adventures and headed out on our own. We spent a few days exploring around the Tena area then bused it to Banos for several more days of fun and adventure. It was a great trip.
Feb 20, 2014
Kayaking Ecuador 2014
During our week with Endless Rivers Adventures, we paddled the tributaries of the Quijos in the Quijos Valley and the Misahualli and Piatua rivers near Tena.
Jan 18, 2014
Kayaking the Grand Canyon in the fall of 2012 with Moki Mac and Small World Adventures. It was the best vacation ever.
Sep 30, 2012
Ecuador Fun Photos
Here are a few really good photos Darcy took on the Small World Adventures Nov 2011 and Feb 2012 Advanced Creeking Clinic.
Mar 18, 2012
March 2011 trip to Silverton Mountain. Since little has changed since my last trips, I only have a few mountain shots. I did take scenery shots in Silverton and Ouray plus the Ice Climbing Park in Ouray. I did four Heli Drops, got in some steep, and lots of powder. As in years past, it was blue bird both days. I seem to have good luck for blue skies when I visit Silverton.
Mar 10, 2011
One Lap of America - The Final Link
This is the missing link in my 'One Lap of America'. It has been a journey in my home built airplane around the perimeter of the Lower 48. Over thanksgiving Linda and I circumnavigated the state of Texas to complete my journey. I am sure I have seen sights that few others have seen. It has been a fantastic adventure.
Nov 28, 2010
2010 Boy's trip to Silverton Mountain. We spent two days at Silverton this year and included a helicopter drop each day. Thursday was a classic 'Blue Bird' day on the mountain. They had over 5 feet of snow the week before so we did not have unlimited powder but got nice stashes on each run. The helicopter drops were fantastic. Thursday we did a great couloir then finished up in the trees on the lower slopes. Friday we did a great upper powder bowl then drop into deep powder in the trees. Overall, it was a fantastic trip.
Feb 4, 2010
My 2010 trip to Ecuador with Small World Adventures. I spent the week with 8 others at the SWA lodge on the banks of the Rio Quijos. It was a fantastic trip. We had conditions from low water creeking on the Piatua to high water on the Quijos. The best run of the week was down the Oyacachi. I will return next year.
Jan 17, 2010
Dave and Linda do Napa valley and the northern California coast.
Oct 15, 2009
One Lap of America Part V
This was the Southwest portion of my Lap of America. John Gillis accompanied me to San Francisco for a business meeting. We picked up the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs and followed it through the Colorado Monument, Canyonlands, Cataract Canyon, Lake Powell, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, and Lake Mead. After flying over Hoover Dam we turned north to Death Valley, the Owen's Valley, Yosemite and on to the bay area. John flew back commercially while I flew around SF then headed south toward Mexico. I flew to the border then headed east along the border to El Paso. From there it was home again. I only have Texas to go to complete my journey. That will come next spring when Linda and I circumnavigate Texas.
Sep 20, 2009
Salmon River, Idaho - Spring 2009
This was our trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in May, 2009. I air scouted the river the day before we put in looking for wood in the river that might be dangerous. The aerial photos are from my scouting mission. We caught the river at very high levels and had a wonderful trip. The water was huge, the weather was wonderful and the scenery was beautiful. We spent nine days on the river with seven paddle days and two layover days. Our layover days were spent hiking and lounging in various hot springs. It was a fantastic trip.
May 27, 2009
Salt River Trip 2009
Salt River trip, Spring 2009. We went on a seven day river trip down the Salt River, AZ from the Apache Reservation to Roosevelt Reservoir. Along the way we stopped for lots of side hikes up creeks and up mountians. It was a fantastic trip.
Feb 28, 2009
Costa Rica Fall 2008
My trip to Costa Rica. The first three days were spent surfing at Tamarindo. The next six days were spent with Endless River Adventures kayaking in the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica.
Nov 23, 2008
One Lap of America Part IV
This was part IV of my circumnavigation of the country. My travels took me to the northwest portion of the country with extensive travels across southern BC and the Vancouver Island area. My girlfriend Linda Curry accompanied me on my travels. We had a great vacation.
Jul 23, 2008
The boys trip to Silverton
Feb 11, 2008
Winter kayak trip with Endless River Adventures.
Jan 27, 2008
This was a brief trip through Canyon Country. I started from Farmington, NM and followed the San Juan River to Lake Powell. From there I flew along the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Then I headed to Mesquite, NV and up the Virgin River canyon toward Zion National Park. From Zion I flew to Bryce Canyon then on to Capital Reef National Park on my way to Moab. I overnighted in Moab before spending the day on a trials bike exploring Sovereign Trails. On the way home I got a few photos of the terrain around West Water and Ruby Horse Thief. The views all along the trip were fantastic.
Oct 25, 2007
Moab Fall 2007
The fall boy's trip to Moab.
Sep 26, 2007
One Lap of America Part III
One Lap of America from Lake Erie to Niagara Falls, Montreal, the Maine boarder, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine, the Kennebec River, Cape Cod, Nantucket, NYC then the long way home.
Aug 30, 2007
Building an Airplane
I have always wanted to build an airplane so when I bought my townhouse in Golden I choose one where the basement could be modified into a shop suitable for the task. In August 2003, I attended builder’s school at Alexandra Tech Center in Georgia to learn building skills and construct the empennage. The kit arrived from Van’s Aircraft in October 2003 and after a lengthy inventory process, the building began. I completed the aircraft in December 2006 and it passed FAA inspection on December 26, 2006. My maiden flight in the plane was that same day. In January, 2007 I completed the required 40 hours of test flights. The plane went into the paint shop at the end of February, 2007 and was completed in early April. The first long cross country flight was in April when I flew the plane to the Sun-n-Fun fly-in in Florida. Since then I have begun a series of flights that will take me around the borders of the US with frequent sightseeing diversion along the way.
Aug 2, 2007
Misc Dave Photos
One Lap of America Part II (July 2007)
Dave's Great Adventure Part II. Montana to Minnesota along Lake Superior and Lake Huron then on to Washington DC. From there to Atlanta, Jacksonville then up the east coast to NYC. From there to Traverse City, Madison, and finally, Oshkosh.
Jul 25, 2007
One Lap of America Part I (April 2007)
South to Beaumont Texas then along the gulf coast to Florida and Sun-n-Fun. From there south to Key West and many other points along the Florida coast.
Apr 1, 2007
Great Adventure - Alaska
Alaskan Great Adventure
Aug 4, 2005
Sep 29, 2003
Other Alaska Photos
Misc photos from Alaska
Mar 16, 2003