Across the Beartooths, Update #2: Success!… Sort of

Well, I made it back safely from Montana last week, and my long anticipated Beartooth Mountains traverse, in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. I failed to make it to the summit of Granite Mountain like I had planned, simply because I had no time to get there. In 2-1/2 days, I managed to cover 54 miles across... Continue Reading →

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The Beartooth Traverse Update #1

My long awaited adventure to traverse the Beartooth Range and tag Granite Peak in Montana in one attempt, is quickly approaching. Since childhood I have been obsessed with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, with its remoteness and pristine ecological state. Crossing the entire Beartooth Range will hopefully pacify a deeply rooted wanderlust... Continue Reading →

Snake Encounters in the African Bush (part 1)

As I write the title of this short narrative, I can confidently label it as "part 1" without ever having considered a prequel. Simply put, I encountered that many snakes during my 5 years in Africa. ...Black and green mambas, Mozambique spitting cobras, Egyptian and forest cobras, a banded water cobra, puff adders, night adders, boomslang,... Continue Reading →

Monster Crocodiles of Central Africa

A frightening encounter with a dinosaur...       (Please enjoy a condensed, teaser version of a chapter in my upcoming travel memoir. What you wont find in this version, is encounters with man-eating crocodiles, wresting 5 foot crocodiles, and also getting bitten on the arm by one of the reptiles- you'll have to wait... Continue Reading →

Tales from Africa: Hidden AK-47

I hope you enjoy this short excerpt from my forthcoming memoir about working in the wilds of the Central African Republic, and the many adventures and misadventures that I got myself in. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to learn more!   " Despite the successes of the safaris, the year was off to a rocky... Continue Reading →

Backpacking with a baby

How do you take a baby backpacking? Its not as hard as you think. I don’t mean to oversimplify the process. No doubt, going backpacking with infants or toddlers is a bit more challenging than when you were single or only sharing the trail with your spouse. But from the response my wife and I... Continue Reading →

Salmon fishing… in Colorado?

Ever since I visited Alaska two years ago on a solo backpacking expedition in the Brooks range (see Arctic Alaska Adventure), I have been achingly longing to return to the land of the midnight sun. But finding myself less mobile in my wanderings due to the tiny kiddos, I have had to learn to transform local... Continue Reading →

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