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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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Choprock

Over Memorial Day weekend, I made a trip to Escalante to see a new part of the plateau. The Escalante River runs from near its namesake town down to Lake Powell. Beautiful riparian corridor in the desert, many canyons feeding … Continue reading

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Zion Canyons

I was in Zion National Park for a few days back in 2010, when I ranged around Utah and nearby areas for a few weeks between my defense and the start of my work at Mozilla. I had a great … Continue reading

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