The End of the Trail: Oregon, the Pacific Neverland

Read the whole article in Oi Magazine. Link: The Pacific Neverland …We ride to the coast through the Rogue-Umpqua wilderness which passes us off to the Siskiyou forest, creating a nearly uninterrupted path of verdant Douglas firs and Jurassic ferns. The antithesis of its cardinal East side, Western Oregon is a lush temperate rain forest where…

Snow Painted Hills: Photos of middle Oregon in winter.

  We end up sleeping in a heavy snow pack outside of Hoodoo in the cascade Range. Dogs nice and toasty. First stop, Smith Rock. We reach the Painted hills just in time for sun down. We talk to a gentleman photographing the hills and he tells us this is the most snow he’s ever…

Live small, travel light, adventure big

We’re coming close to the final stages in the release of our book. It’s been a year since we finished the trip and we’ve held off on releasing the final blog post of the trip to keep with the release of an article about Oregon in Oi Magazine, and the shipping of the books so…

Pics or it Didn’t Happen: Criticizing Photography

With so many people with a camera, whether it be a DSLR or a built-in one on your phone, it raises the question, “Do you really need to take a picture of that?”  Everyone you meet is either a photographer or a critic and in my dynamic with Rob he’s the guy with the camera and…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all of our readers and supporters! We will be spending them finishing out the book design and then disconnecting in the woods.   -Arrows West    

What are Your Needs?

Lately, we’ve been waking up so that we can use the hours to get closer to that book.  Soon, it’ll be one dream over, but what will take it’s place?  For the last segment of the TAT, Oregon, we will be sharing it when it is printed (*hint hint*) in December.  In the meantime, please…

Nevada Part 3. The Great Basin and Range

After the Locke debacle, (more like one in a series of Locke events) we managed to salvage the rest of our time at Great Basin NP thanks to a park ranger who sneaked us into the last afternoon tour of Lehman Caves.  Not-so-fun fact: the bats are dying.  We became aware of this back at…

ExistExpire & DoubleShadow

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. – Robert Bloch During these past few weeks, a couple of our friends who are touring across the US on motorcycles came to visit us – oh, and did I mention that they don’t even…

Nevada Part 2. The Ballad of Locke

It was runnin 6 o’ clock When out came chasin’ this good dog Locke He’s everything but the one I need ‘ Locke screams like a monkey And swallows like a piggy He’s everything but the one I need ‘ Curls up like a lap cat Perches on fences like a stone bat He’s everything…

A Break in Thought. What It’s Like to be a Partner

Hey, how are you guys doing?  Me?  Pretty swell.  For those who don’t know, we ended up in Eugene, Oregon around January 2015, that’s after about 5 months on the road and hoot knows where.  Oregon has been good to us.  But, after we settled down we couldn’t write and just the thought of working…

Nevada Part 1. Art, Desert, and the Great Basin

Next stop, Great Basin National park! My idea of Nevada was more akin to the world in Roadwarrior, but with less bandits and feral children. Dry, dust, desert. While it was all of these things, there is more. A certain charm of its own and the people who live here. We first noticed this as…

Life and the Nevada/Utah Border Crossing

Sometimes life can get a bit overwhelming and you lose track of what means a lot to you. We haven’t had much time to work on our blog recently and its been a huge bummer. You’ll be sure to hear all about it in a later update! This part of the trip happens as we’re…