A Three French Press Journey

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After ten days of traveling in New Zealand, my mom and I had already destroyed two French presses. Despite this rather alarming number of casualties, our trip had thus far gone off without a hitch. Twenty days later, we were … Read More

2016.12.16-17 – Into the North

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Our Miharo welcome to New Zealand continued into day two with a wonderful breakfast followed by yet another off-roading adventure around the property. In our short time there, we must┬áhave covered just about every track that Miharo had to offer … Read More

2016.12.15 – Arrival in Aotearoa

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Getting to New Zealand isn’t easy. First of all, it is on the opposite side of the planet, which means it will surely take quite awhile to get there. On top of that, you have to cross the international date … Read More

Next Stop: New Zealand

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And we’re off. I finished up my time in Baja with an exciting night outside the Loreto airport and a quick flight back up to LA. There, I walked from LAX back towards Santa Monica, feeling fed up with the … Read More

Seattle: A Gearhead’s Paradise

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I am not usually a city person. Over the past year of my life, I have visited many of America’s most famous (or infamous) cities. From the liberal-leaning Austin to clean marble of Washington DC, from the verticality of New … Read More

Upcoming Adventures

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Well, it seems that my jaunt down the east coast is drawing to a close. Once I finish up in North Carolina, I will be heading back to Madison, WI to switch gears for the next 6 months. I’ll be … Read More

The New Chasing Cairns

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In May of 2016, my National Park tour concluded. For all intents and purposes, that trip had been the driving force between this website. What role would Chasing Cairns play in my life as I transitioned away from the National … Read More

8 Podcasts for the Open Road

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In the last fourteen months, I have driven over 40,000 miles. At an average speed of 55 mph, that would mean I spent about a month sitting behind my steering wheel. That sounds awful. And it would have been, if … Read More

A Summer in the Winds

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A few weeks ago, I concluded my first season of instructing with NOLS in the Wind River Mountains, realizing a dream ten years in the making. It was everything I hoped it would be.   From boulder-studded, high alpine meadows … Read More

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