Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 3: Hellroaring Canyon and Shoshone Basin

September 10, 2019 | 19

This is Part 3 of a series. If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2 yet, you probably want to start there! July 13, Saturday “I hope this works.” I stick the backpacking parking permit for both truck and trailer on the dash of Bertha and then make sure all doors are locked and…

Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 2: The Bottom of the Canyon

August 22, 2019 | 20

This is Part 2 of a series. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, which covers the front country (road accessible and day hiking) part of my Yellowstone adventure, you probably want to start there. When backpacking in Yellowstone, you can’t just show up with your gear at your desired trailhead and start walking. There’s…

Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 1: The Front Country

August 9, 2019 | 20

It takes a couple days of driving to get from the Hiker Trailer rally in Colorado, to Montana where my Great Yellowstone Backpacking Adventure starts. I arrive at Moose Creek Flat campground outside of Big Sky, MT on July 1st with a smile. It’s taken four years to get back to this area, but I…

Work In Progress

August 5, 2019 | 8

Ahh, being a creative writer. Sometimes the words come easy, sometimes they don’t. They’re being particularly stubborn when it comes to Yellowstone. I’m working on it as I can, and in the meantime I just wanted to let you all know that: Yellowstone was fun, Julie and I had a blast backpacking (and weren’t eaten…

Six Month Review: Living in a Hiker Trailer

July 14, 2019 | 12

The last weekend in June is the first official Hiker Trailer Rally, which takes place near Eleven Mile State Park in Colorado. I arrive on Thursday the 27th to help hold the boondocking spot with Todd and Joe, the event organizers. It’s a beautiful place, with tall Ponderosa Pines and stands of Aspen. The end…

Colorado Boondocking with Friends

July 5, 2019 | 14

My first couple days back in the US, I’m sick. This doesn’t come as a surprise, it’s pretty common to catch a cold in an airport. But the timing leads me to believe that I probably caught this particular bug in one of the hostels in Costa Rica before flying. Either way, my first weekend…

Five Things I Do to Avoid Going Stir Crazy in my Teardrop Camper

June 26, 2019 | 5

I came to the realization while offroading in my friend’s Ford Raptor the other day that the cab of her truck is roughly the same size as the living quarters of my teardrop trailer. Now admittedly, the Raptor is a wide and spacious truck, but still, that isn’t a lot of space. And probably the…

Back to the US

June 18, 2019 | 34

I slowly tick off the ‘lasts’ in Costa Rica. My last evening volunteer shift. My last time out surfing. My last home cooked meal from Randy. Before I know it, it’s my last day at Wild Sun Rescue Center. May 26 to 28th, Sunday – Tuesday When you do everything together with a small group…

The Benefits of a Dramatic Change

June 10, 2019 | 42

For anyone who missed the memo, I’m back traveling in my teardrop in the US again! But I still have some catching up to do from Costa Rica, so here’s another travelogue from my time there. Living at Wild Sun Rescue Center is like living in a bubble. It feels like a completely different reality…

What to Pack for an Extended International Trip

June 2, 2019 | 13

Phew, I’m back from Costa Rica! I still have at least one more post about things I did while there, but as I just finished unpacking, today I thought I’d share a revised list of what I actually used/found useful for this trip as several people have expressed interest. Becky’s 3 Month Costa Rica Wildlife…

Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

April 26, 2019 | 5

Wild Sun sits right on the border of Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, the oldest of Costa Rica’s protected nature areas. At its founding in October of 1963, it was farm land used to raise crops and graze cattle. Fifty plus years later, it’s come a long way towards being reclaimed by nature, now being…

Week One at Wild Sun

April 14, 2019 | 8

Last blog post was information about Wild Sun Rescue Center, and what I do as a volunteer here. Today, we’re back to travelogues, starting shortly after my arrival. The way the work schedules go at Wild Sun, we get one day off a week. Which sounds bad until you know how our days work. A…

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