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A year ‘on 2’

The first class I tried to go to, I turned around about a block away, chickening out from even going near the studio.

People always think that I am so brave.

Ha. You silly people.

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The end of the road

Arriving at the end of the road.

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Vancouver Island – Part III

The hard road. And bikes on boats.

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Señor Perrito

"Not all those who wander are lost."

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Condensing of Time

Life in the moment can be this ridiculously good thing.

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Vancouver Island – Part 2

You'd think I never backpacked or camped before, I was such a shit show.

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Vancouver Island – Part 1

The fact that I made it to Lopez was amazing. And the whole reason I decided to come to the Northwest.

The plan looked fine on paper, but required multiple connections, no late arrivals and smooth transitions. Just like travel always goes, right?!

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Sweat and Dust: Type 2 Fun

"In the outdoor community, it’s said that there are three types of fun. Type 1 is fun to plan, fun in the moment and relatively fun to talk about afterward. Type 2 is fun to plan, a bit of suffering in the process, but worthy of barstool conversation. Type 3 gets a little darker. It doesn't sound like good idea during the planning process; the process is committing, potentially deadly, but the rewards course through the rest of your life."
-Duct Tape, then Beer

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Walking through

“Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.” — Michael Landon

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Reaching the end…

We reached the end of the land, the bottom of the final portion of final push up to the cross - Cruz de los Mares - and sat down for lunch. It was almost 4:00 in the afternoon, we had been walking since 7:30 that morning, and had already crossed two rivers.

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