A 3 day solo hiking trip in Denali National Park. It was the best hiking experience of my life.
It was only a matter of time before I raced back out the mountains. This time, Jeremy North joined me for a week in the Gila Wilderness in Southwest New Mexico. We met in College Station immediately after Nathan & Laura’s wedding, departing early Sunday and returning Friday afternoon.
Summer came and went, but not before one trip for the ages. Nathan and I traveled up to the Boundary Waters to canoe for a week before our last semester in college. Our trip by the numbers: 6 days, 56 miles, 27 different lakes, 38 portages, 4 miles of portaging, […]
In July 2007, five other interns joined me on a great adventure to Minnesota’s North Shore to embark on a 16 mile backpacking trip. For having little to no experience, our group did extremely well. In fact, the trip went so well that I no longer consider us as interns but friends.
Today Travis, Kevin, Jordan, and I drove 575 miles to to Big Bend National Park. We made excellent time despite the unanticipated 30 minute gas stop in Marathon. What can you do when the pump maxs out at 2 gallons per minute? It was only a minor setback during a quick 8 hour drive to the park.
Google released an application to embed slideshow in webpages a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d give it a try with some pictures from Alaska. It has been back dated to go with the Alaska stuff
Waqaa! That’s Yu’pik for ‘hello’. Yu’pik is one of the 20 Native Alaskan languages (it’s impolite to use Eskimo). It’s pronounced Wah-ka. Say it 3 times and you sound like a Muppet Baby (Wah-ka,Wah-ka, Wah-ka… ohh, how the standard of humor has sunk!). I suppose I should have learned to […]
Pilgrims I hope this letter find you well. As for me, I just returned from Anchorage on very turbulent 20 minute flight over the Cook Inlet. Why in Anchorage? Why not drive 3 hours along the most beautiful roadside mountains in our country? Do I do anything other than play? […]
A map of a multi-day hike through Crow Pass
Brothers and sisters With only 3 weeks left, I can’t believe my time in Alaska will end. But there is so much to do… especially with all the transitioning going on at the church and being gone a week. I have missed seeing some of our kids, and am anxious […]