So Much To Do – So Little Time

So Much To Do – So Little Time How to maximize your experience in a new location I’m sure all traveling clinicians have their own reasons for loving to travel, whether it is the variety in working environment, flexibility of schedule, or increased income (or all!)  But we all do it because we love to…

Pikes Peak summit 2016

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak Some things never change… even when everything else does. Just a couple weeks ago, Steve and I tackled an epic race on America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak. While I chose to just race to the top in the Ascent on Saturday, Steve wanted to tackle the Marathon on Sunday, where…

Hardrock 100 Island Lake Elites

You Need to Run an Ultramarathon

Ok, hold on.  Stick with me here. I am well aware that many of you are not fond of running.  For some simply the thought of lacing up the tennies for a little jog (or “yog,” Ive heard it both ways) is nauseating and vile.  But ultra running is only a distant kin to what…

Our Maui Adventures!

Maui is a surprisingly magical place.  Quite honestly I did not know what to expect.  We are mountain people at heart (hence the beard and closet full of plaid) and were even skeptical about how much we would enjoy such a beach-centric destination.  Maybe it was the Aloha spirit or the southern swell but we…

Big Sur cliffs

Adventures in Big Sur, CA

Big Sur, CA   Big Sur, CA From San Luis Obispo, Big Sur is only slightly over an hour north along the appropriately famous Hwy 1.  Traveling through the coastal towns of Morro Bay, Cayucas, Cambria, and San Simeon, “The 1” bobs and weaves its way past Hearst Castle and Elephant Seal breeding grounds as…

so this one time…Ep.1

Ellen and I are currently in training for an ultra-marathon.  50 miles, 10,000ft of climbing, and as if that was not daunting enough, its at 8,500ft of altitude.  Needless to say we have been eager to train as much as possible.  Especially since we now live at sea level in Shell Beach, California.  This is the…

The Best-est

Here is a not so comprehensive list of our favorite places and experiences along our travels so far: Favorite Sunset Location: Being suckers for the magnitude of mountainous terrain we have to vote for Baldy Peak in Eagle River, Alaska.  What most folks forget is that the  “golden hour” of sunlight is nearly a “golden” three…

Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera

Trying to find the right DSLR camera is a tough task.  But finding one that can keep up with the two of us felt link an impossible challenge.  Why? Because most cameras that can withstand single digit temperatures, jostling in the back of a pack, sideways rain, and blowing sand begin at a price point…