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sleeping under the stars

Sleeping under the stars

By On August 21, 2015

When I lived in California (maaaany years ago), I got to attend Cowboy Camp. We learned how to herd horses, care for horses, rope cattle, and barrel race. The pinnacle of the… Read More

camping chair failure

What does “camping” mean to you?

By On August 19, 2015

A couple months ago, Nelson and I loaded up our camping gear and our doggies to head into the woods for a friend’s birthday celebration. This trip was a hybrid backpacking/car camping trip… Read More


A love letter to my Chaco sandals

By On August 4, 2015

To my beloved Chaco sandals: Our love-affair has been long  – it’s spanned years, road miles, river miles, and even a country mile or two. Brand new, you were the prettiest shade… Read More

want to be free? skip the toe dip

You have to be a little bit mad to be free

By On July 30, 2015

“You have to be a little bit mad to be free.” – Mooji Nelson and I have been on our downsizing adventure for several months now. Mostly, people’s reactions include excitement, wonder,… Read More


Make time for yourself

By On May 14, 2015

On Monday, I dropped Yukon off in the middle of Shining Rock Wilderness for a 4-day solo backpacking trip on the Art Loeb Trail.  This was his long-overdue “make time for yourself” adventure. He… Read More

asking hard questions

Asking hard questions about life

By On February 5, 2015

  We’ve started asking a LOT of hard questions questions about life around our house these days. Why do we have so much stuff? Why do we have 14 t-shirts when we… Read More

grand canyon slide show

Is the purpose of life adventure? (Outside Magazine’s Video)

By On January 5, 2015

After watching this video (Is the Purpose of Life Adventure?) compliments of Outside Magazine, I really asked myself that question. And if it is, is that the only purpose? I wonder what you, gentle… Read More

Yukon & Bean Colorado River

16 days and 225 miles on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon

By On July 15, 2013

One of the most significant trips that we (Yukon & Bean) have taken to date has been 16 days, rafting 225 miles on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon with 14 other… Read More