Road Trip Part 2: Vancouver Island

Aug 20 Seattle, WA As we were driving out of our parking spot in the Fishtrap BLM land this morning, we noticed how smoky it was in eastern Washington. So smoky that we might not be hiking the PCT. We still had a few hours to monitor the situation but as we were driving west … Continue reading Road Trip Part 2: Vancouver Island

Road Trip Part 1: Driving across the U.S.

This week Sara and I drove the northern route across the U.S. Driving is way easier than walking 3000+ miles. My co pilot and I are in a Subaru Outback that I kind of converted into an adventure vehicle. In the back we’ve got a 3 inch think memory foam mattress topper that I cut … Continue reading Road Trip Part 1: Driving across the U.S.

The Long Trail: Lincoln Gap to Smuggler’s Notch

Since I’m back in Massachusetts and in between longer, more complex trips I’m trying to take on some adventures closer to home this summer. Including trying to section hike the Long Trail in Vermont. The Long Trail goes the length of the state starting and ending either on the Massachusetts or Canadian Border. In 2015 … Continue reading The Long Trail: Lincoln Gap to Smuggler’s Notch

Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

May 5th and 6th.....Pokhara, Nepal The Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek is a relatively new trekking route that’s only been open for about 5 or 6 years. It starts in Phedi at 3,700 feet and goes up to the Base Camp at 14,500 feet. The peak itself for Mardi Himal is around 18,200 feet. Since … Continue reading Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek

Manaslu Circuit+ part 3

Day 10 Danakyu Elev. 7181 feet Today we mixed things up a little. Sara and I have been thinking about what we were going to do after the Manaslu Circuit. A couple days ago we decided to just link it to the Annapurna Circuit and try to do them back to back. The start of … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ part 3

Manaslu Circuit+ Part 2

Day 5 Pewa Elev. 5700 feet This morning we left the Yak Hotel in Lar and started walking back towards the Manaslu Circuit from Tsum Valley. The first hour or so was pretty cold until the sun came out. It’s weird, daylight and sunrise aren’t even close. It gets light out way before the sun … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ Part 2

Manaslu Circuit+ Part 1

Our plan is to hike the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal with a side trip out and back to Tsum Valley. It will be QB and myself plus Mac and Moist, two friends we met last year while hiking CDT. Mac, Me, Moist I did my usual next to nothing for preparations but luckily Mac, a … Continue reading Manaslu Circuit+ Part 1

Paddling the Black Canyon of the Colorado

4/10.....Boulder City, NV Since we finished the Arizona Trail a little ahead of schedule we decided to rent a canoe and relax on a river for a couple days. Last fall QB and I took a little trip out to the southwest and as we were camping at some hot springs near the Hoover Dam … Continue reading Paddling the Black Canyon of the Colorado