Getting lost on Montana backroads

June 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I spent just over a week traveling through one of the most beautiful states, Montana. Full of mountains and big skies. The east side of the Rockies I found particularly interesting and scenic. The sky stretched on for ever. The few trees were vivid against the bare landscape. The Rocky Mountains stopped abruptly on the open countryside. I now know...
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Just Passing Through

April 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I have driven past this old gas station to many times to count while on my way to other adventures. I have seen it open for business years ago providing gas and cold drinks to those in need. Established in the late 1800's, the towns peak population of 60 was reached in the early 20th century. When US HWY 20 was built in the 1930's, Millcan was move...
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Fantasy Falls

March 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I made a quick day trip to the Columbia River Gorge about a week ago. I have not explored this area too much mainly because I was turned off by the prospect of crowded trails and hoards of people ruining my outdoor experience. I was pleasantly surprised to find my chosen trail pretty much human free enabling me to enjoy a more natural and wild expe...
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Footsteps in the Desert

March 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Footsteps in the desert. Wandering through Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley a few weeks ago. It is amazing how remote and harsh and beautiful this place is. How you really start to think about your own survival needs like water and food and ways to stay cool. The isolation for me is somewhat therapeutic as it allows for self reflection. Bei...
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Mojave Star Trails

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Navigating unknown desert roads under the stars. I recently took a week long trip to explore Death Valley. I find that I am naturally drawn to wide open empty spaces. I feel at home in the solitude places like this provide. A time to look inward and let my creativity loose I drove the 12 hours from Bend, Oregon in one day just to get to the park....
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