...And what qualifies me to help you plan your next big adventure.
When not out exploring the outdoors, planning my next adventure is usually at the top of my To-Do list. While the shape of my adventures seems to be fluid and ever-changing (hiking vs. bikepacking vs. road-tripping), the one constant is their perpetual evolution into larger and more logistically-complex undertakings.
My desire to explore further and see what few others have, began in 2010 with two months of backpacking around South America (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil). A few years later, I did a similar backpacking trip around Cuba. Three years ago, my attention turned to exploring the backcountry through hiking.
During the summer of 2018, I spent one and a half months hiking in California, followed by a three month road trip around the Western U.S.A. while living out of my car and tent. The following summer, I did a series of five two-and-a-half week trips to some of my favorite backcountry spots in Utah, Colorado and California. If all goes according to plan, 2020 will involve a few international bikepacking trips of around 1,000 miles, followed by further, more challenging exploration of the the Western U.S.
During my travels I have learned a lot. Sometimes through research, and other times, through error. I've become familiar with different regions, how to travel effectively, and am pretty well-versed in the art of getting around frugally....most of the time. I'd love to have the opportunity to help you see the world how I have.