Canyons

Floris van Breugel on February 26th, 2017

Research has kept me quite busy the last few months, but I finally had a chance to escape for a few days. Some friends came down from Seattle to visit, so Aubrey and I took them on a fun adventure to the Saline Valley hot springs in Death Valley National Park. A few days before …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on January 2nd, 2015

With a small window of time between Christmas and New Year’s, Aubrey and I set out for Warm Springs in Saline Valley. After a few hours drive on pavement, and a few hours on washboard dirt roads, we arrived at a remote oasis of palm trees, hot springs, and hippies. We quickly set up camp, …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on December 5th, 2013

Last week I visited sunny Pasadena to present the five years of scientific research I have been working on, and I’m happy to say that I now have my PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems from Caltech (unofficially, that is – there’s still some administrative paperwork to be shuffled around). In brief, I studied how …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on June 26th, 2012

One of the primary goals of my trip to the Southwest was to do some technical canyons with Aubrey. We started with Pine Creek Canyon, a classic, and relatively straightforward for newcomers to canyoneering. After a few rappels came the best part: double arch alcove as it is referred to in the guidebooks. We stayed …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on June 23rd, 2012

This past month has been exceptionally busy for me, so I apologize for not sharing any images and stories in a while! I recently returned from a trip to the Southwest with my girlfriend Aubrey, where we explored some slot canyons, followed by my giving two presentations at the highly successful Sedona Fotofest. On our …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on December 1st, 2010

After three and a half months with only two short short fall excursions, I was finally able to make a longer trip to do some more photography. The weekend before Thanksgiving I headed out to Southern Utah to explore some areas I had visited many years ago with my parents, as well as meet up …Read the Rest…

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