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Big Bend Journal (Oct 2013)

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Big Bend

 

Another adventure with Kenny! We drove from one corner of Texas to another (a formidable road trip) to see the best it had to offer. Beautiful desert vistas, starry skies, and lonely peaks. I flew into San Antonio, drove to Guadalupe State Park, hopped the border to Carlsbad, NM, then drove down to Big Bend on the border with Mexico.

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Vermont Journal (Jan 2012)

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ascutney-mountain

 

A tale of adventure and woe about a five day attempt to snow shoe a section of the Appalachian Trail from Hanover to Killington in Jan 2012, before conditions forced us off the mountain. I’ve never been hiking in the wintertime before so far north. We bought the plane tickets and geared up without really knowing what to expect. I can tell you that in addition to being cold, the experience was also peaceful, quiet, scenic, and totally one-of-a-kind.

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Hawaii Journal (Apr 2011)

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Mauna Loa Cabin

 

In April of 2011, my friend called me out of the blue and said, “we’re backpacking in Hawai’i in three weeks and one of our group dropped out, do you want to come?” I did some quick math, and for the first time in my life, I realized I could actually afford such a trip. “Yes.” I bought the plane tickets and we all went to REI for me to gear up. I had camped before, but this was my first backpacking trip ever. We spent five days on the Big Island and five on Kauai. What an incredible place!

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