Category: Adventures with Thad

Twisted Passages
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Twisted Passages

Team death punch dis­cusses the finer points of quantum mechanics and explores some of Utah’s twisted pas­sages. Spooky and Peek-a-boo near Escalante. November 2011. 

Lost Realms
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Lost Realms

Team death punch explores hidden secrets from lost realms and comes away with expe­ri­ences that change their lives.

Havasupai
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Havasupai

Preview: Team Death Punch dis­covers the won­ders of Havasupai and Mooney Falls.

Experience - extending its range.
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Experience – extending its range.

Team Death Punch expe­ri­ences a wide variety of adven­tures and expresses their freedom.

New Grounds
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New Grounds

Team Death Punch explores gey­sers and steam vents in Yellowstone, a Natural Slide in Alpine, hikes to the upper falls at Adam’s Canyon, and sev­eral other loca­tions in local moun­tains, swims across lakes, trains in the wind tunnel, and more – all during the month of July, 2011. They also smoke their vic­tory cigars – […]

Rogue Agent
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Rogue Agent

Team Death Punch member Angela Arvizu (trav­eler, adven­turer, snow­boarder, sky­diver, dancer, com­puter geek, and stu­dent) is a rogue agent led by curiosity.  

Immortal Spirit
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Immortal Spirit

Team Death Punch member, Marie Green (Geophysics Ph.D. stu­dent, yoga instructor, rock climber, Antarctica sci­en­tist, and good friend) climbs a crack at Lake Powell and exe­cutes a spec­tac­ular dive.  

July Preview
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July Preview

A sneak pre­view of Team Death Punch’s July adven­tures and discoveries.

Exploration - the foundation of science
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Exploration – the foundation of science

In this month’s video team death punch goes sky­diving for the first time, suc­cess­fully reaches last month’s bal­loon crash site, retrieves video footage of a sunset from 106,000 feet, explores water­falls within the inter­moun­tain west, expe­ri­ences canopy open flight in a Grumman Cheetah, and more. In the process we dis­cover a little more about each […]

Sunset from 106,000 feet
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Sunset from 106,000 feet

Because the GPS unit on our first bal­loon launch failed, Team Death Punch set out to accom­plish the mis­sion of filming a sunset from 106,000 feet. Launching the second bal­loon from Sugarhouse, Utah we watched as our pay­load drifted to the east towards the Unita moun­tains. When the bal­loon reached 106,000 feet it popped, at […]

Science - a personal adventure
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Science – a personal adventure

This video doc­u­ments adven­tures that Team Death Punch has weaved into their lives of intense study during the month of May, 2011. Team Death Punch is a group of young sci­en­tists (physi­cists, astronomers, chemists, math­e­mati­cians, anthro­pol­o­gists, geol­o­gists, philoso­phers, engi­neers, and lin­guists) that are putting a new face on sci­ence. They have ded­i­cated them­selves to re-injecting an […]

Secret Entrance
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Secret Entrance

  After an exciting day of mining for gem stones, exploring aban­doned mines in the West desert, and squeezing into some tight places, we camped in a Team Death Punch hot spot for mid­night cave swim­ming. The water level in this gur­gling cavern was the highest we had seen.After exploring the cave we cooked brats […]

Nature's Pulse
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Nature’s Pulse

Buckskin Gulch - The Delirium
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Buckskin Gulch – The Delirium

Tales of an almost fatal trip to Buckskin Gulch slot canyon in southern Utah.

Diving Desert Grottos
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Diving Desert Grottos

A weekend trip to dive Meadow and Gandy hot springs in western Utah.

Hot Spring Treasure Hunt
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Hot Spring Treasure Hunt

Hijinks in and around Baker Hot Springs near Delta, Utah.