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My 2014 Goals

As my last goal neared the end of its completion in December, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into my 2014 goals. For the past few years, my goals have been hike-centric: 100 hikes in 2009, 500 trail miles in 2010, hiking a big chunk of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011.  These goals […]

Tiny Landscapes Underfoot

When I was a kid living in Minnesota, my hobbies included the coolest of things: collecting stamps, rock hunting and perfecting my sarcasm. (As you can see, I’ve completed the latter.) What I loved about stamps and rocks is that both required an attention to detail. I would spend many hours studying the details of […]

By the Numbers (part 2)

This is the second of five installments about my artistic journey I like to call, “The Numbers.” (To read Part 1, please click here.) I’m really happy how this project is turning out. Taking time to make each hike’s number using materials found on the hike has caused me to concentrate more on looking at […]

Sierra Trek 2012 Journal

During my 6-week trek through the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, I diligently kept a journal. Unlike previous backpacking trips, I opted for a larger journal. I’d like to share with you my experiences in the wilderness and a few scanned pages from my Sierra Trek 2012 journal. Page 01-02– Here’s the first two pages […]

Am I a Great Walker?

The Great Walker competition is looking for four adventurers to take on all of New Zealand’s famous nine Great Walks in just nine weeks. I am one of the lucky twenty to be shortlisted from the thousands of entries from around the globe!  A panel of judges will ultimately decide the ‘final four’ contestants to […]

The Search for Dracula’s Castle

It was a dark and stormy night… We’ve all read scary stories that begin with this opening hook. What usually follows is a scene of a castle perched high on a steep precipice of rock; lightning licking its spires which pierce a brooding sky; the dark clouds scrape over a full moon. Terror seizes those […]

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