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…

You Can Always Rely on Cheese: Personal Ramblings about Stuff

Fellow Adventurers, take your time.  See the trail you’re on; it’s not about crossing something off your bucket list.  Remember our philosophy on life; don’t be hypocritical. It’s not about getting away from civilization, it’s about getting to the heart of it.  We’ve met few people, but each person was amazing in their own right….

Colorado Part 2. Ross and the Wrong Turn

Let me start by saying how rad Salida is, or as the guy at the outfitters described it “the last undiscovered mountain town.” Its a cool little place that the trail takes you right through. Definitely one of those places that people just end up at and never leave. You go through town, and through…

Interview with Rise

Hey! Go do something rad right now, then go find a Rise Bar to munch on, and then come back to read our story that Rise did on us. “Search for adventure. And we don’t mean you have to go and become a pioneer. Redefine adventure to mean anything bold and new that you’ve always…

Currently Reading: Annals of the Former World

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Annals of the Former World Cover for Annals of the Former World Author John McPhee Subject Geology Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication date 1998 Pages 696 ISBN 978-0-374-10520-4 OCLC 37588534 Dewey Decimal 557.3 21 LC Class QE77 .M38 1998 Annals of the Former World is a book on geology written…

Side Trip to the Great Dunes

Great Dunes state park has always been on the bucket list for me. There was no way I would skip this opportunity to visit such a unique park. The Trans Am Trail passes a couple hours from it, so we decided to make a day of it and swing on down to the Dunes. You…

Colorado Part 1. Leroy and the Walking Y

As we crossed over the southern border of Colorado we saw a scraggly handwritten sign for “Farm Fresh Eggs” with an arrow pointing to someone’s home.  This is actually very common and fresh green eggs is one of Rob’s favorite things (Dr. Seuss anyone?)  We pulled up into the driveway of a ranch hand’s home…

Oklahoma Part 2. It’s Flat

It’s Flat Heres some Bison In other words, the roads are VERY straight and dusty, we spent a lot of time eating dust. Chelsea ended up with a nose bleed from it (or from picking her nose, the dust may be a coverup). Also, your vehicle or you (if you’re on bike) will turn into…