Whereto The Last Six Months

It has been six long months since my last post. What the heck happened? How did so much time go by? Has it really been half a year? The answer to the last question is a simple “yes.” The other two queries require a longer explanation, one that has less to do with big adventures, …

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The Last Days of Summer

The end of my second week in Park City, Utah was rapidly approaching, and with it the final days of summer, and the end of another multi-week road trip. 2018 was another banner year for wildfires, and a major blaze was burning to the south of me. Fortunately, about an hour to the east, in …

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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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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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