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Backpacking Oregon: Chico Trail – Take 2

Back in May, we did a little scouting on the hardly used Chico Trail down in Joseph Creek Canyon in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest and created a loop trip more »

Thanks and giving

Cliche or not, I would like to jump on the bandwagon (albeit a few days too late) and tell you what I am most thankful for this year. Well, besides more »

Strike a pose!

Back when we started our contract with BP, we got an e-mail from our boss asking if we were available for a photo shoot on July 19. Of course we more »

10 days in Colorado … 10 things we have done

We’ve been in Colorado for 10 days now. And in no particular order, here are 10 highlights of our time here so far. 1) J’s Bday We celebrated J’s bday more »

Bucket List Item Checked …

We now have Phil Keoghan on speed dial. Okay, that’s a little of a stretch, but it was really fun to be chummy with Phil for a day. Earlier in more »

You TOO can see our presentation!

All summer long, friends and family asked if we would be coming to a town near them because they wanted to see us present (or maybe they just wanted a more »

Highpoint #34 – Mount Whitney in California

Our whole summer has been speckled with spur-of-the-moment decisions and seizing the opportunity because we’re there.  This weekend was no different. We had 2-3 days in southeastern California and wondered more »

Hot Texas

There are only a few places this summer where we stayed for more than a few days. Texas was one of them. 10 hot days. I lost 2.5 lbs just more »

From the Northwest to the Southwest

We’ve traded in coniferous trees and high-alpine lakes in the Pacific Northwest high country for barren landscapes and prickly cacti in the Southwest. We had forgotten how HOT it is more »

One Last Shout Out to the Pac NW!

As I said in my last blog post, our time in the Pacific Northwest was wrapping up. But I couldn’t go without one last blast of pictures from Crater Lake more »

Washington: An Education in Ecosystems

I love Washington … always have. How could you not love a state with such diverse ecosystems? We have been lucky enough to come to Washington 3 different times this more »

Adventures in Idaho

We just spent the last week exploring Idaho. For those of you thinking Idaho is not so cool of a state, think again. It is way cool. This state is more »

Rainier or Bust

We are leaving Colorado tomorrow to head to Rainier!!!!!!!! Our summit climb attempt is July 25-29!!!!!!!! Overuse of exclamation points is meant to express my trepidation!!!  Just do us a more »

Rainier Training Hike #1

A lot of people have asked if J & I are still attempting to climb Mount Rainier at the end of July. Could be the fact I have not mentioned more »

Adios East Coast

We are slowly making our way west, not without a few pitstops and visiting of course!!!  In June, I slept on a bed at a friend or family’s house 18 more »

There’s No Place Like Roam

In May, we spent 17 nights sleeping at friends’ or family’s houses, 7 nights in the van, 5 nights in a hotel, and 1 night camping. In June (for the more »

The Midwest

Our tour took us on a detour to Midwest from the East coast this week, mainly for our fourth presentation in Indianapolis. But as with all our adventures, we take more »

Home Sweet RV

You guys have probably figured out we do a lot of driving with our new gig with BP … we have logged 6,500 miles in the first month!! This whole more »

It’s Not Your 9 to 5 Job

10 days since my last post, but it feels more like 20 days because of everything we packed in! Sorry folks, I can’t just blog about one thing anymore, it’s more »

Coast to Coast Celebrations

We are now 2 presentations in with 6,000+ miles driven across 16 states, all in 2 weeks. To say it’s been busy is an understatement! But we are happy. I more »

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