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     Advertisements

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…

Utah 3. Have you Ever Slept in a Samurai?

The car, not the japanese warrior. Well I guess it could be considered that as well. I’ve heard the Suzuki samurai be compared to a sardine can, and it truly feels like it when you cram two humans, and two human sized dogs in it. The Truck is barely long enough to even stretch your…

Utah Part 2. Adventure is When Everything Goes Wrong

If you get caught in a thunderstorm you should crouch down on the balls of your feet with your heels touching. Or, take shelter in your car. You should not, however, get your jeans snagged on a root on top of a canyon and think “Damn, this is it. This is how I get struck…

Utah Part 1. Before the Storm

I’ve been having nightmares. I dreamt about circles of blood and feathers, about what would’ve happened if grizzlies found that delicious trap of blueberries and sausages, and about the apathetic and hostile faces of hunters who wanted us out. Rob said I kept mumbling in my sleep, something about “deep tracks, deep tracks.” Our last…

Colorado: New Perspectives

The San Juan forest and the mountains wind down around us, from mountains to mole hills. My head really starts to wrap around what we are doing with this journey. I had left Philadelphia only a month ago, never having driven on a dirt road before the trip, let alone traverse mountain passes. My learning…