• Triple Crown
  • Helping Hands

    I have been lucky enough to either continue working with some of the following companies or recently gained their support for this year’s hike.  As I’m a numbers person I can say combined, along with a few other grateful individuals I have saved over $1500 on gear and supplies for this trip. I am so grateful to these companies and […]

    Helping Hands
  • “…Caretakers of your Scathole.”

    So I was looking for a company that made wipes to use as toilet paper on the trail.  My only two really hit points were they had to be scent free and biodegradable.  I did a search online and found some crazy company called “DUDE WIPES”.  I thought this could be interesting.  I started to do some research and found […]

    “…Caretakers of your Scathole.”
  • The Low Down on the CDT

    Whenever I tell someone I’m going to walk from Mexico to Canada along the Continental Divide Trail they always have a ton of questions.  You can see the hamster in their head go from zero to 100 in an instant.  I have noted these questions and listed them here with my answers.  It is my hope this post will enlighten […]

    The Low Down on the CDT
  • 2015 CDT/Triple Crown

    Updated 5/2/15 ClifBar has joined the team!   It’s that time again.  Time for me to lace up my shoes and hit the trail.  This time it will be the Continental Divide Trail (CDT).  Like the Pacific Crest Trail the CDT starts on the Mexican border and ends at the Canadian border.  The distance ranges from 2700 to 3100 miles. […]

    2015 CDT/Triple Crown
  • Blankets

    While hiking the Appalachian Trail I was told a story from a friend and fellow hiker, Arlo.  The story was about his friend who had thru-hiked the year before us.  As I do not recall his friend’s name, lets call him Tom.  As Tom hiked north from Springer Mtn. in Georgia towards Mt. Katahdin in Maine he grew.  Not only […]

  • Wearing the other shoe

    Three times now I have gone into the woods for a hike.  Each time I left behind my family in the process.  One member in particular always worries the most, my mom.  So on this, Mother’s Day I thought I would let her know I have worn her shoes for once. Recently my good friend Jill Hueckman embarked on her quest […]

    Wearing the other shoe
  • Caged Tiger

    Metaphorically speaking I’m a caged tiger… Of course my life is much better than that of any caged animal but similarities are there.  Last night I saw a video on Facebook about a woman who could supposedly communicate with animals.  She was conversing with a black panther who was very angry and growled at anyone who came near his enclosure. […]

    Caged Tiger
  • Beer Can Wallets

    So winter time is when I “kinda” slow down. Most winters I get out my sewing machine and get creative. Two years ago I saw a bartender who has a leather wrist band that had a PBR can riveted to it. It made me think I could do something similar with the wallets I had made. I had purchased a […]

    Beer Can Wallets
  • The End of Riding Season

    It’s been a while since I last posted anything (Sept. Thomas Lakes).  It’s hard when you live in a place like this to want to spend any more time than I already do on a computer  at work, when I get home.  My life has been taken over by cyclocross season.  It ended on Thanksgiving for me but soon nordic […]

    The End of Riding Season

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Mt. Sopris, 12,965'

Shenanigans of Late

October 31, 2014 at 11:29 am

It’s been a while since I posted anything so here is a photo journal of the last few months.  I’ve been fishing in Maine, cycling in Breckenridge, CO and on the...

  • My bike got very stuck in some mud.  Can't believe I didn't go over the bars.
    Bears, Singletrack, and Pavement

    A while back I wrote this on Facebook, “Every year I say I’m going to ride less and do more hiking,...

    July 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm
  • Summer is here!
    Summer is here!

    I thought I’d write a little post about what has gone on this Spring/Sumer and get everyone up to date on...

    July 9, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Wearing the other shoe
    Wearing the other shoe

    Three times now I have gone into the woods for a hike.  Each time I left behind my family in the process.  One...

    May 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

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CDT by the Numbers

CDT by the Numbers

October 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Here are the numbers from my 2015 CDT thru-hike.  I will compare these to the PCT and AT soon as well as post on my feelings and thoughts on my gear.  For now enjoy...

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Camping on the Dalton

Tips for the outdoors

January 21, 2013 at 8:40 am

This will be a on going list I will add to regularly.  If you have tips to add, by all means please send them to us.  It is not meant to be a all inclusive list but hopefully...

  • Cougars

    Though you may never see one in your life time, it would be naïve to think that on any giving hike you’re...

    November 14, 2012 at 6:34 am
  • The new way of adding sealant. "Twist and Pour".
    Going Tubeless

    Cycling has seen all kinds of advancements and one of them is tubeless tires.  By now a large portion of you out...

    October 1, 2012 at 9:12 am
  • 2007 - PCT - I'm down to this.
    Cutting Pack Weight

    Ever wonder how those hikers with the tiny overnight packs manage to survive the night with such small packs. ...

    June 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

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November 30, 2012 at 6:27 am

Adventure Weekly Recap (AWR) is a new post I’ll be bringing to you my readers.  The goal is to bring you cool stories, offers, blogs, news, and more from around the...

  • lunch case
    lunch case

    Stanley Nineteen13 Lunchcase $20 (purchase here)   Test Period: 6+ months Field Tester: Scatman The Stanley...

    June 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • 2Toms Detregent Review
    2Toms Detregent Review

    2Toms Detregent $12.99 (purchase here)   Test Period: 2 loads of laundry Field Tester: Scatman 2Toms contacted...

    March 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm
  • CrankBrothers_EggBeater_2
    Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2 Review

    Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2’s $90 (purchase here)   CrankBrothers_EggBeater_2   Test Period: 7 months Field...

    November 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

Trail Reports »

The start of Rib Cage.

Phil’s World Trail Review

August 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Trail Report for Phil’s World August 23, 2012 Location: Cortez, CO View Phil’s World in a larger map Getting there:   From either Cortez or Durango take Rt....

  • Vika ripping up the trail
    Dog Lake Trail Review

    Trail Report for Dog Lake Trail August 19, 2012 Location: Dog Lake, Upper Mill Creek Salt Lake Ranger District Region:...

    August 21, 2012 at 9:43 am
  • View from Catherine Pass
    Sunset Peak Trail Review

    Trail Report for Sunset Peak. August 18, 2012 View Larger Map Location: Sunset Peak, Little Cottonwood, Catherine...

    August 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm
  • Icicle Ridge Trail
    Icicle Ridge Trail

    Trail Report from Icicle Ridge Trail. June 3, 2012 View Icicle Ridge in a larger map Location: Icicle Ridge...

    June 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Other News

Day 9 – CDT – Gila Alt to Corral

Day 9 – CDT – Gila Alt to Corral

5/3/15, Day 9 – Tarp Gila Alt to Corral 23.5, 174.7 Trip Miles Sunny, 80’s, Day 2 of Rain 6:45 to 7:30 pm 5 Gila Crossings, 5 Total Critter Count 23 Lizard 1 Deer 1 Toad 1 Snake Totals 75 Lizrads 9 Horny Roads 5 Jack Rabbit 4 Snakes 3 Cotton Tail Rabbits 1 Toad 1 Mouse After another so so […]

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Tonight I went to see the movie, “The Theory of Everything“.  If you don’t know what it’s about, it’s the life story of Stephen Hawking. Seeing this tonight reminded me of a thought I had this weekend while riding mountain bikes in Loma.  It was my first time on the mountain bike since October?  Long enough that I don’t remember […]

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Best, Worst, and Biggest of 2014

Best, Worst, and Biggest of 2014

For a little light humor I wanted to share what I found to be my Best, Worst, Biggest and Weirdest moments of 2014.   Best Bike I rode:  Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Discovery:  3M Scotch Brand Super 77.  We’ve all seen riders abandon the Tour.  When they do someone “Peels” their number off.  Note, they don’t unpin the number.  Have you […]

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Mt. Sopris

My Life by Pictures

As you can see my life is still filled with bikes at 40.  I look forward to more exploring on the bike as the summer progresses.  I learned yesterday that my new bike won’t be here until mid July now.  I’m bummed as that means less exploring the dirt roads of this great state.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be selling […]

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Once again it’s been a while since I posted on here.  I have no good reason besides I haven’t been compelled to write anything.  Part of it was it was winter and motivation was low, while some of it had to do with my need for things to be just right.  Either way I just haven’t desired to sit down […]

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The snow came soon after the racing stopped.

Dirt Bag Living IV

It’s been a long while since I posted anything.  Motivation has been hard to come by when it comes to posting so I apologize.  That’s not to say I haven’t been doing much.  On the contrary I have been doing a lot, except working.  I installed solar panel systems for the month of November but then because of red tape […]

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2013 WA Nordic Race Calendar

2013 WA Nordic Race Calendar

Here is list of all the WA Nordic events I could find all in one place for you.  Let me know if I missed any.  Enjoy the snow!   Methow Valley Trail Events Event Date Organizer 2013 Race of the Methow January 5 – 6 MV Nordic Team 2013 Members Ski Camp January 12-13 MV Nordic Club 2013 Snow Bike Demo […]

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Searching for WHAT? II

Searching for WHAT? II

For a long time now I have laughed, scratched my head, smiled, and at times been dumbfouned by some of the search terms people enter into my websites search feature. I decided to start documenting them. Some times I will make fun of them, other times I will offer help on the subject and some times I will ask “What […]

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Searching for WHAT?

Searching for WHAT?

For a long time now I have laughed, scratched my head, smiled, and at times been dumbfouned by some of the search terms people enter into my websites search feature. I decided to start documenting them. Some times I will make fun of them, other times I will offer help on the subject and some times I will ask “What […]

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10 Reasons Why I Love Colorado

10 Reasons Why I Love Colorado

So I’ve been here in Colorado for over three months now.  During that time I have fell in love with the state.  I knew I would like it but my list before coming here was short and unproven.  I have put together a longer list of reason why I love Colorado.  I figured now was a good time as I’m […]

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