Bristlecone Pines – Weathered but Beautiful

01.10.2015 in Locale

This kind of overland travel is a way of life and I’m solidly thrilled and grateful to have to opportunity to go on this adventure.  Thank you to all the wonderful people in my life who provided support during the planning phase of this trip.  They know…


Baatar Hero To Boulder

25.05.2010 in Uncategorized

Baatar Hero to Boulder from Baatar Hero on Vimeo. Music: El Carnicero Photo set available on Flickr Last weekend I reported that, in addition to having just purchased our first vehicle, we were off to Boulder, CO for Afternoon Tea with The Adventurists. With the…

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Short Road Trip To Long Beach

25.03.2010 in Uncategorized

We’ve been working so hard these last few months, preparing for our trip to Mongolia… it can feel like a 2nd job at times, and as our 1st jobs are not exactly free of stress Kim and I were both starting to feel a little…

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Seattle To Albuquerque Round Trip By The Numbers

03.09.2009 in Uncategorized

So here is a breakdown of how well we did gas-wise on the trip. Seattle to Albuquerque, including driving around Yellowstone, was 2063.4 miles. Albuquerque to Seattle, via the Grand Canyon, was 1777.7 miles. Total distance round trip was 3841.1 miles. We made 14 stops…

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Long Way Home

01.09.2009 in Uncategorized

Woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and left Salt Lake City, destination: Home (Seattle).  Fourteen and a half hours later we pulled into our driveway.  About half way through the drive Kim offered to relieve me, and I was still feeling pretty…

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Vacation Starts… Now!

25.08.2009 in Uncategorized

Vacation Starts… Now! Originally uploaded by autarken Si is all topped off w/fluids, tire pressure checked, bags packed… Next stop Yellowstone. — mobile mail sent via phone roam.autarken.net

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Great American Road Trip

28.05.2009 in Uncategorized

Plans for an ambitious road trip around the American West late this summer are coming together.  The impetus for this trip is that my cousin is getting married in Albuquerque at the end of August.  Given that there doesn’t seem to be a direct flight…

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Snow In Seattle

22.12.2008 in Uncategorized

We don’t often get snow in Seattle, let alone tons and tons of snow.  But this winter it came down hard! We had a very white Christmas with several inches of snow, jamming up roads for days.   We got enough powder that I could snowboard…

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Sowing Seeds With The Dalai Lama

14.04.2008 in Culture, People

It’s probably obvious from our posts about Tibet that Kim and I were both profoundly impacted by the landscape, people and culture we experienced on our journey through the Himalayas. What may not be as obvious is that we’ve long had a fascination with Tibet…

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