3 Days in Denali 1

A 3 day solo hiking trip in Denali National Park. It was the best hiking experience of my life.

Upper Gauley

An amazing whitewater rafting trip down the Upper Gauley in October 2011. The river was running at 3200 CFS and the weather was perfect.

Red River Gorge

A 4-day cabin trip with my dad to Red River Gorge in Slade, Kentucky with my Dad. We went hiking and kayaking and saw some unique geology. Gray’s Arch was the highlight.

Cycling Rallarvegen

Nearly a year later, I think it’s about time to start chronicling the adventures from Norway. I know, it’s a little late, but there were so many good times that I’d like to remember. The first (and easiest to post) is a video Gunnar made during our 2 day cycling […]

2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker — For Sale

Description If you want to carry a lot of stuff while riding your bike long distances, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bike than the Long Haul Trucker. You’d also be hard pressed to find a better sale than this one.  The bike is practically brand new.  Bought […]

Norwegian Sports 3

For most of the Northern hemisphere, March marks the beginning of Spring. In Norway, snow lingers through April and sometimes May each year. So, Norway’s “spring” sports are really winter sports in disguise: cross-country skiing, biathlon, and ski jumping.

Cross-country Skiing 1

What use is living in Norway during winter if you don’t do a little cross-country skiing? A very boring one since Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. Since they learn so early, they make lousy teachers. Through much trial and more error, I have come to the conclusion that I will remain a poor skier this season.

Through the Woods

Even simple tasks can lead to the most unusual adventures… like going to church. The temp was 7F typically requires a two-layer bodysuit, but my Long Johns had cross-country skiing all over them. So, it took extra courage to want to leave the apartment and extra resolve not to get lost.

Norway Street View 6

It’s unlikely that you noticed Google recently published brand new Street View imagery for Norway! So, this means that I can give you a free tour of the city.  It’d be nice if Google had a “Convert to black & white” function to make the imagery more realistic for February. But it does give me some optimism about this summer.