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Magic Log #5: La Ventana to La Cruz

When we were originally planning our cruising for the winter, we wanted to cross the sea from La Ventana to Mazatlan. From there we would head south along the coast until we got to Puerto Vallarta or Manzanillo. With all … Continue reading

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Magic Log #4: La Ventana

We spent about a month in the US, mostly in Phoenix working on converting a Sprinter van we bought into our next campervan (we left Lisa’s first van, Vanifest, in Alaska at the end of last summer so that we … Continue reading

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Magic Log #3: San Carlos to La Paz

After a couple weeks in the US (mostly spent mountain biking and canyoning in Arizona and Utah) hurricane season seemed to be winding down and Lisa and I headed back south to Magic on October 19. In short order we … Continue reading

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Magic Log #2: San Carlos

Lisa and I married on September 7, 2014, in Boise. A few days after the wedding we drove down to Phoenix to pick up some gear we were storing at my mom’s house, and then down to Guaymas to get … Continue reading

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Magic Log #1: La Paz to Guaymas

In February 2014 we bought Magic, our 1992 Privilege 39 catamaran. Magic is a well equipped, comfortable, capable vessel which we plan to travel well afield on; see the pacific planning page above. I was planning on chronicling our time … Continue reading

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Adventuring with Lisa

I have a strong independent streak, and a long history of doing sports and trips more or less exclusively solo. So when I started adventuring with Lisa last summer it was a huge, abrupt shift; we were doing and still … Continue reading

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West Coast Trail

The West Coast Trail is a popular backpacking route on Vancouver Island, running between Port Renfrew — two hours west of Victoria — and Pachena Bay — a bit south of Bamfield and only really reachable via several long hours … Continue reading

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Anklefest!

August was a pretty topsy turvy month. When I did Choprock canyon over Memorial Day weekend the folks I met there talked about a friend of theirs, Lisa, who lives an eerily similar lifestyle to mine, working remotely from a … Continue reading

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Ouray Canyons

In early July I headed to Silverton, an hour north of Durango, for a month. Did some biking and other assorted activities up here, but my focus until early August was on the canyons around Ouray, an amazing town another … Continue reading

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Denver to Durango

Over the last week and a half I did a mountain biking trip following the Colorado Trail, starting in Denver, finishing up in Durango and traversing the width of the Colorado Rockies. View Denver to Durango in a larger map … Continue reading

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