A Small Price To Pay

While planning/replanning the second part of my road trip, I was determined not to let one unfortunate event define the entire summer’s adventure. On the drive home I found myself more grateful for Kiah (Eddie Bauer), Jimmie (Action Auto Glass), the staff of Next Adventure, Judy & Ken, Nayerah (Eddie Bauer), Jo, and Karen (Columbia …

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Turning Point

What a sunrise! I was riding an emotional high. My road trip was into its fifth week. Sure, there had been a minor hiccup here and there (the fires in Glacier National Park caused me to replan part of the trip), but there was always a great alternative to take advantage of (e.g., spending the …

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Make Your Own GORP

GORP, more commonly called ‘trail mix,’ is a staple of backcountry enthusiasts everywhere. I love the stuff. I used to buy four-pound bags of Kirkland brand Trail Mix at Costco. “Used to” is the key phrase. But first, a little history of GORP. What does GORP stand for? According to Wiktionary (remember: the internet is …

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Back from Jordan and Israel (and why it’s taken me so long to write about it.)

It’s been almost a month since I've returned from my three-week trip to Jordan and Israel, and even longer since my last post. I knew there was going to be a gap in entries due to the trip, but I didn’t expect it to take me so long to post something after I made it …

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The Art of the Wild: Obi Kaufmann and the California Field Atlas

California is an incredible state, and the opportunities for adventure here are endless. You name it, California has it: mountains, deserts, oceans, rivers, wildlife, trees (big, tall, and old), the list goes on. And it’s beautiful. The late, great photographer, Galen Rowell, wrote in his book, The Art of Adventure “[California] has everything I ever …

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