My neck was sore from staring out the driver’s side window. Struggling to keep my eyes focused on the road ahead I gazed longingly to the left at what I consider to be my home range of mountains, the High Sierra. Even though we live in Alaska, the land of big mountains, the Sierra Nevada is what John Muir called a […]Read more "East Of The Crest"
We found ourselves parked at a Love’s truck stop in Tehachapi Pass California waiting for the arrival of our friends the Motsko’s. The sun was shining, life was good. Currently residing near Bend Oregon Mark and Phyllis have spent almost all of their careers living in some of America’s most beautiful and remote National Parks working as backcountry […]Read more "Skirting The Fringe Of Humanity Tour"
After several hours of driving west into a stiff head wind the dogs suddenly awoke as we decelerated down the freeway off ramp near Bowie AZ. Looking over we saw the space we had just vacated in the long string of fast moving semis already filled with another truck…. like we weren’t even there………. It was good to […]Read more "Indian Bread Rendezvous"
Ignoring a possible $5000 fine the big dogs waded into the Rio Grande River and headed south towards Mexico. Fortunately the Border Patrol missed seeing them as they later waded back to the US side of the river. This post finds us still in Texas wandering hundreds of miles south of Austin into the wide open deserts and […]Read more "Far Side Of Nowhere"
It was just after 9:00 pm as we cruised along the busy downtown boulevard. The sounds of live music reverberated from both sides of the avenue as people meandered from club to club sampling the many varieties of music. Stopping for a red light we pulled up alongside a horse drawn carriage and the pups immediately began to […]Read more "BBQ + Blues"
We had traveled east for days across the arid deserts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas doing our best to stay just ahead of distant rain squalls, thankfully only experiencing them in our rear view mirrors. Our primary mission – to escape the waves of flash flood producing storms drenching the western states by driving to […]Read more "“Back to the Basics” Luckenbach Texas"
Rain clouds were forming as we hiked up a 2′ wide canyon with 300′ walls on either side consisting of soft mud, we were deep inside flash flood country. If it started to rain hard we would have to run to stay ahead of a wall of water…. a flash flood. But the pups were […]Read more "Lost In A Mecca Hills Maze"