What The Hell Are We Doing?

Bear Gulch talus caves

Our blog posts have been sparse, our photography even moreso, and our list of ticks has not grown. What gives? What happened to the “climb all the time can’t-stop-won’t-stop” never-ending road trip? That, dear reader, is the exact question we are trying to answer. Since we got rousted out of Canada back in the beginning…

Filming with FIXE Hardware: Behind the Scenes

Starting off strong with confidence from Kevin's pep talk.

I kinda look like I know what I’m doing, right?! Leading the second pitch of Exasperator was the culmination to my ‘summer of yes’ (saying yes to opportunities that presented themselves). Trust me, though, I felt far from comfortable up there. We met at camp early one morning and walked to the base of the…

My Friends Are Awesome

He biked across Nevada and back.

I was once told that you are the average of your five best friends. It’s a cute saying and is probably quite accurate for most people, although it may speak more to humanity’s tendency to self-segregate. I’ve found that my friends tend to be on the more adventurous and quirky side, though to be honest I may…

Beware the Fake Ass Bloggers

"Yogi Bear with "don't feed the bears" message - NARA - 286013" by Unknown or not provided. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yogi_Bear_with_%22don%27t_feed_the_bears%22_message_-_NARA_-_286013.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Yogi_Bear_with_%22don%27t_feed_the_bears%22_message_-_NARA_-_286013.jpg

We are, to use the parlance of our times, psyched. We live on the road, we’ve met great people, and, like the shirts with the smiling stick figures, life is good. But that doesn’t mean we can’t complain. And since we really don’t do it very often, it seems fair to, every once in a…

Fun is Life and Death

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“I am deadly serious about us having fun” – Michael Franti, In The Middle I think one of the secrets to happiness and success is to take the non-serious things in life seriously, and the serious things less so. Or, since we are the ones who decide what is serious and what isn’t, perhaps it’s…

Back to America, Back to Birthday Challenges

Disappointed, but colorful, Katie.

We pulled into our usual campground in Joe’s Valley, Utah in the wee hours on Thursday morning. We ended up staying in Salt Lake City longer than expected to finish some editing, and Katie was sleeping, curled up in the back of her white Scion coupe, when we arrived. “Should we wake her up?” “Absolutely” We…