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It’s only advice

A family friend of mine introduced me to a brave young lady setting out on her own adventure. It was a great time for us to reflect on all the advice given to us, the things we have learned, and come up with our own wanderly advice. We’re no experts but here is some tips […]

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From the Valley Floor

Few things in life these days are capable of living up to the heaps of expectation and hype we place on them. The Super Bowl is rarely worth watching, dessert is always a bad idea, and The Force Awakens was actually just a cheap rip-off of A New Hope with fancier explosions and worse acting. […]

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Photo Essay: Big Sur

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Paul Bunion’s Beautiful Chest Hair

Winding through the meandering path of Redwood National Park, flanked by the world’s tallest trees and a fine, misty beachside fog, we come to a clearing of a grassy field, a jammed parking lot, and the biggest f*#$#% statue of Paul Bunion and his trusty blue ox, Babe, either of us had ever seen. This […]

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Photo Essay: Redwood National Park

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Photo Essay: Crater Lake

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Photo Essay: McCall, Idaho and Something About an Eclipse

Some images from our temporary home in McCall, Idaho, our home base for hiking, eclipse viewing, and bat hunting (yes, bat hunting).

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Finding Our Footing As Homeless Travelers

I’m standing on an ice cold tile floor in a campsite bathroom, naked from the waste down (but not from the waste up) and trying to figure out how to balance my clean clothes on the handle of the door so they don’t topple to the floor to mingle with what I can only hope […]

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Photo Essay: Lake Cushman

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Hatchets, Rivers, and Going Full Pyro

Steam rose from my enamelware coffee mug in front of the cold steel head of my Husqvarna hatchet and the warm fire crackled in the background. I looked over to see Iza shaving ribbons of hard maple from our small stockpile of wood, sitting next to her a giggling baby and a sweaty, cold can […]

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