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Archive for November, 2014

Days 1-4: 100 Kilometers From Cape Reinga to Ahipara

New Zealand has 11,000 kilometers of coastline, and we have now walked along 1% of it. We have walked 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of more »

First 3 Days in New Zealand

Hello from the future! To be precise, we are 18 hours ahead of you east coasters (19 hrs from Midwesterners, and so on). We are currently in Kaitaia (pronounced Ki more »

Bye Bye Colorado

Greetings from San Francisco! We are just hours away from our flight to New Zealand–eeek!! We got to see Seth Meyers live last night as a special treat and he more »

Currently: November

Current mood:  a bit frantic, but I believe we got everything done on our to do list. All systems are checked, the bags are finally packed (see pix below – more »

What’s In Our Bags?

Our base weights (without food and water) are: Justin 18 lbs Patrice 13.5 lbs Here’s the breakdown … Backpacks Justin – Gregory Baltoro 65 (2015 version)   Weight: 4lbs 12 oz Patrice – Gregory Deva 60 (2015 more »

Going Live

I’ve said this before. I don’t know how long J & I can ride this wave of working together in different areas of the outdoor industry, but some of our more »

One More Sponsor!

We secured another sponsor! And, once again, it is a company we have known and loved for years. Big Agnes is providing us with our 29 square foot “home” while more »

TA Mail Drops

On the AT, we loved getting our mail drops. People sent us 40+ pieces of “mail magic” in the form of letters and packages. Obviously this is not going to more »

More on Hiking Utah

After 11 nights–some very cold and snowy nights I might add–of sleeping in a tent, we are wrapping up our mini (1850 miles) road trip with a few overdue showers more »

Leave No Trace Master Educators

J & I are now “master educators” for Leave No Trace (LNT). We spent 5 days with 7 other like-minded students and 2 instructors. Most of our course was in more »

Hiking Utah: Arches National Park

Hello from the Grand Canyon, where J and I are becoming “master educators” for Leave No Trace. Yes, it is as cool as it sounds. Because we can’t do things more »