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Glacier National Park

By On April 4, 2017

Approaching Glacier National Park from the east side was, at first glance, underwhelming. We came in through a town that had seen better days. Some trash, plenty of run-down buildings, and no… Read More

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The 6,000 mile road trip (Part 1)

By On February 2, 2017

This is Part 1 of our 6,000 mile road trip from North Carolina to Montana and back visiting several national parks, monuments, and grasslands. We drove our Ram Promaster Van, which is… Read More


Mile for Mile: A documentary on conservation

By On September 20, 2016

A few weeks ago, Yukon and I attended the the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Sierra Nevada Brewing in Mills River, NC and watched a film called Mile for Mile.  Twelve films… Read More

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Leave it as it is – protecting Grand Canyon

By On September 3, 2016

Leave it as it is – this can be said for the very few places that are not yet marred by the hands of man. So many of our wild places, though,… Read More


Grand Canyon Slideshow

By On June 16, 2016

This slideshow features full color photos from Bean’s book, Make Some Room: Powerful Life Lessons Inspired by an Epic 16-day Colorado River Rafting Trip Through Grand Canyon (published July of 2016). Use the grey arrows… Read More

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Sponsors and partners on our French Broad River Rafting Trip

By On June 14, 2016

Oh, how fun a 149-mile, 13-day French Broad River rafting trip can be! It’s darn hard, too, but overall it was SO fun! Before we get into any details (see my upcoming… Read More

Lake Jocassee

Kayaking and Camping Lake Jocassee, SC

By On May 20, 2016

One of the good things to come out of the over-used practice of damming up rivers is we get some amazing lakes like this one: Lake Jocassee (pronounced: joe-KASS-ee), which was created… Read More

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Rigging the raft for our French Broad River Trip

By On May 9, 2016

Sunday, Yukon and I spent the morning cleaning, prepping, and rigging our Aire Super Puma raft for our upcoming 13-day, 150-mile French Broad River trip. We wanted to share a bit about the gear… Read More

French Broad River

A mini float trip on the French Broad River

By On April 19, 2016

You may or may not know that we (Yukon & Bean) will be floating 150 miles of the French Broad River starting May 29, 2016. We’ll be on the water about 13… Read More

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Trails, Snails, and Other Hard Stuff

By On December 17, 2015

One recent weekend, my husband Nelson and I loaded our yellow and black Labrador Retrievers into the back of our Subaru and headed out to hike a new-to-us trail near our house… Read More