Journal Archives
Firsthand Accounts of an Ongoing Adventure
1.) Today's the Day
Thoughts on quitting my job, packing up, and  leaving everything behind for the great unknown.
March 26 to April 30, 2003
First Bicycle Tour:
A 550-mile bicycle tour through Southern Utah and Colorado.
45 days and over 450 miles down the Green and Colorado rivers on rafts, a canoe and a kayak.
2.) Into Another
The first two weeks of our journey, with mountain biking, camping and fishing in Washington and British  Columbia.
May 2 to May 14, 2003
3.) On Yukon Time
Weeks three and four brought us to the land of the midnight sun, with gold panning and encounters with bears.
May 14 to May 27, 2003
5.) Shadow of Denali
Our camping, biking and hiking trips intensified in the rugged wilderness of central Alaska
June 13 to June 26, 2003
4.) The Midnight Sun
We spent weeks five and six traveling up the Dalton Highway to visit the Alaskan Arctic, our northernmost section.
May 28 to June 12, 2003
7.) Southeastern Alaska
Our long, strange trip through the 49th state wraps up on the rugged coast of the southeastern panhandle.
July 13 to July 31, 2003
6.) Coastal Alaska
Fishing in the ocean, exploring the unique towns of the Kenai Peninsula and biking across Anchorage.
June 27 to July 12, 2003
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Fall 2003
TransAmerica   Bicycle Tour
1.) Rocky Mountains
We began our cross country bicycle tour in Salt Lake City before crossing the Rocky Mountains in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.
August 20 to September 3, 2003
2.) The Great Plains
We got a taste of "the good life" of the Midwest, camping and pedalling across Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
September 4 to 25, 2003
3.) Mighty River Country
We crossed the Mighty Mississippi River
into Illinois and the Ohio River into Kentucky, meeting many generous people.
September 26 to October 7, 2003
4.) Northeastern U.S.
A blaze of fall colors lined the horizon of our final stretch through Pennsylvania and New York. In all we peadled 3,210 miles.
October 8 to 23, 2003
Alaskan Road Trip
    Summer 2003
First Bicycle Tour
Fall 2002
Whitewater Adventure
Summer 2002
8.) Going Home
Winding our way south through Canada we met multiple van problems but also a full perspective of our wild Summer.
August 1 to August 12, 2003
1.) My Definition of Bike Touring
The first day of my first touring trip
September 14, 2002
2.) The Bedrock Store, est. 1891
Going through a small Colorado town
September 15, 2002
3.) The "Rules" of Bike Touring
Day Three of my first trip.
September 16, 2002
4.) So Why Bike?
Musings on unconventional travel
September 17, 2002
5.) Stuck in Telluride
Spending a day in Colorado's coolest town.
September 18, 2002
6.) Closer to Heaven
Climbing over Lizard Head Pass; 10,222 ft.
September 19, 2002
7.) Leaving Cortez
Simple luxuries of getting away from the city
September 20, 2002
8.) The Rez
Sixty Seven miles through the unavoidable
September 21, 2002
9.)  Roadies vs. Tourers
Getting away from the pack
September 22, 2002
10.) The Uphill Battle
Getting up the real hills
September 23, 2002
11.) The Art of Camping in a Ditch
Making the most of anywhere you stay
September 24, 2002
12.) The Bare Necessities
What to take on a bike trip
September 25, 2002
13.) Pure Will
Why some cyclists go forever
September 26, 2002
14.) The Last Day
And the beginning of a new adventure
September 27, 2002
Backpacking Dark Canyon
April 2003
Spring Splendor
Sundance Trail to Dark Canyon
Dark Canyon stretches on for over 40 miles through southern Utah canyon country
1.) Flaming Gorge to Gates of Lodore: Days 1 - 3
2.) Lodore Canyon: Days 4 - 8
3.) Uinta Basin: Days 9 - 20
4.) Desolation and Gray Canyons: Days 21 - 30
5.) Labyrinth Canyon: Days 31 - 38
6.) Cataract Canyon: Days 39 - 45