|Along the shore of Lake Baikal|
Dispatches from Siberia - 2009
Lake Baikal is the Pearl of Siberia, the Sacred Sea. Last year I assisted the Great Baikal Trail Association (GBT) constructing hiking trails in national parks surrounding the lake. I'm going back this autumn to continue that effort.
I'll be accompanied by veteran world traveler Jennie Douglas. Experiencing Siberia for the first time, she will use her skills as an expert in organizational design to help GBT continue to thrive and grow.
Click on the dispatches below to share the journey as we explore Baikal and enjoy our time with the people of Siberia.
SCA Trail Crews - 1983-2004
Some of my best journeys have been with backcountry trail crews of the Student Conservation Association. Gorgeous landscapes, teenagers motivated to do something good for the land, and a month for the adventures to unfold. Click here for a quick look at my young co-conspirators setting off for outrageously good times.
Mountain Madness a finalist at the Banff Mountain Book Festival
September in Siberia 2008!
Follow Bob's progress on the construction of Russia's first environmental trail system, a spectacular hiking route along the shores Lake Baikal.
Boy Scout campout in the Iowa bluffs. (Young Bob on the right.)
Going the length of the Appalachian Trail.
Ruth Amphitheater. Denali National Peak, Alaska.
With Scott Fischer climbing Mt. Elbrus. Republic of Georgia.
The concert at Benaroya Hall. Seattle, Washington.