Bryce Canyon 100

so this one time…Ep. 2

Feeling emaciated, cracked lips, aching thighs, calves and feet, I strained to place one shoe further than six inches ahead of the other.  We were making good time as we weaved in and out of the red canyons of Southern Utah, but around mile marker 42 I fell apart.  Nausea had set in along side…

Hawaii hiking

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…

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