We heard rumors of the pass being closed every day along our trek – a massive, spring storm had dumped on Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit. As we neared the crux of our journey through the Nepali Himalayas, we saw hordes of trekkers swell and then taper until we were only two days […]Read More Photo Journal: The Pass
The New Year celebration in Myanmar is called Thingyan and goes from April 13th through April 16th. It is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the start to a new year via song, dance, and primarily water throwing. What is water throwing you ask? It is a tradition in which the children of Myanmar in particular […]Read More Misery in Myanmar
A WFR, pronounced “woofer” for those that want to sound like a pro, is a Wilderness First Responder. WFRs make up a niche group of emergency responders that are capable of dealing with medical emergencies in a wilderness context. What does this mean exactly? The definition of “wilderness” to WFRs is “a setting that requires extended […]Read More 7 Reasons Why You Should Get A WFR
You know that itch that’s been bugging you at your desk job for the last year? The one that makes your brow furrow and your back stiffen as it whizzes around your skin? I urge you to scratch that itch. For me, it happens every winter. November is shitty, but October was beautiful and at […]Read More The Itch
It had taken us about an hour and a half drive to reach the Jewel Cave National Monument Visitor Center from Rapid City. We arrived four minutes before the 12:40 walking tour of the cave, determined to get our spot on the earliest tour possible so we could spend the rest of the day exploring […]Read More Photo Journal: A Day in the Black Hills
This goes for time spent backpacking through mountains as well as the wild world of foreign concrete jungles: Never. Forget. The TP. If you’ve ever been camping, traveling, or even on a road trip with me, you may not have been aware of the fact that if it came down to it, I’ve got you […]Read More Don’t Forget the Toilet Paper!