Escaping the Freeze

November 7, 2017 |

After touring Hiker Trailer in Denver, CO on the 24th, I spend one more night at St. Vrain State Park just north of Denver, and then prepare to hit the road the next day to escape the deep freeze coming later this week. October 25, Wednesday I stay at St Vrain as long as I…

Nebraska to Denver

October 27, 2017 |

Oct 21, Saturday In the morning, I pack up camp and leave Lions Park in Vermillion, SD. It was a good two nights, but I’ve reached my stay limit and am eager to keep heading south. Well, southwest actually. My next target destination is Denver, but it’s going to take a couple day’s driving to…

Just Another Bump in the Road

October 23, 2017 |

After the conclusion of the beet harvest, I stick around Leistikow Campground in Grafton, ND for a couple more days to catch up on household chores, buy food and service Bertha. By Tuesday the 17th I’m ready to get back on the road! Oct 17, Tuesday It feels like a night-driving kind of day. I’m…

Leistikow Park, ND

September 29, 2017 |

The small town of Grafton, ND has but one campground, so while the sign out front says Leistikow Park Campground, everyone around here just calls in Grafton Campground. This is where I’m staying while working the beet harvest. It’s directly adjacent to Leistikow Park and is owned and managed by the city, so for the…

North Dakota Bound

September 26, 2017 |

Sept 22, Friday Morning is a bustle of activity, getting everything put back in the proper place in the Casita for traveling – always a longer chore after being stationary a while. It starts out warm, and is certifiably hot out by the time I’m finished, a combination of humidity and clear skies have me…

Back Into Traveling Mode

September 22, 2017 |

By the time you read this on Friday I’ll be on the road again for my first big move since I arrived in Wisconsin in June. I’ve found during my time as a full-timer that three months is about as long as I like to sit stationary and I get hitch itch after that, and…

Snapshots of a Wisconsin Summer

September 11, 2017 |

I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on the first round of videos going live on the 14th, so enjoy some photos from my summer in Wisconsin. Have a good week, and see you all on Thursday for the big reveal!

Peninsula State Park, WI

August 25, 2017 |

August 21, Monday For having grown up here, there’s a ridiculous amount of Wisconsin I’ve never seen. Case in point: Door County. Door County is the ‘thumb’ of Wisconsin that juts out into Lake Michigan. It’s touristy in a small town way with a lot of vineyards and stores selling premium jams and cheese out…

Fifty-two Miles

August 15, 2017 |

This is Part 4 of my Isle Royale backpacking travelogue. If you haven’t read the other parts, you’ll want to start there! [part 1, part 2, part 3] July 27 (Day 6) continued After our 11 am rest break we find fresh moose prints along the trail, heading the same direction we’re going. That’s exciting,…

Hiking Isle Royale National Park

August 12, 2017 |

This is part 3 of my Isle Royale backpacking travelogue! If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2 yet, you’ll want to start there! July 25, Day 4 But before we go, Julie and I filter more water for our packs. I’m pretty sure this trip marks the first time that I’ve drank lake…

A Crash Course in Backpacking

August 8, 2017 |

Hello! This is part 2 of my Isle Royale backpacking travelogue! If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you’ll want to start there! July 22, Day 1 (continued) Lets see, where were we? Oh yes, just off the ferry at Rock Harbor with 50+ pound packs, ominous clouds, and 2.7 miles to our first stop…

Now With More Ferry Rides

August 4, 2017 |

July 21, Friday By about noon, my best friend Julie and I have loaded all of the backpacking gear into her car and are leaving Madison, WI for Grand Portage, MN. With stops for gas and food, it’ll take us about nine hours to get to our hotel. It rains for the first couple hours…

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