So, the big trip is over. Now I get to go through that weird re-entry phase. Want to watch me freak out? Put me in a huge suburban Safeway with 10 billion options and I freeze like a squirrel caught in the headlights. You know the scene. A squirrel freaking out, trying to decide what to do, … Continue reading Time to start writing
I took a bunch of random short videos along my journey. I posted some to Facebook, but I know some family members have said "no" to succumbing to the dark side and joining that world. So...that said, I strung them all together and am posting here. I'll withhold commentary about these. They are just random … Continue reading Trip videos!
I am in Coyhaique today with a very rare fast internet connection. I figured I would just post some of my favorite pictures. They are not in any particular order but hopefully with give you a better flavor of this adventure.
"This is so beautiful and I am incredibly lucky to be here. Next time in the city, when I'm bemoaning not having a career or money, I must remember this" - Robert Kull, Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes. A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness Why this trip and what has it felt like? This … Continue reading Why this trip?
I made it to Cochrane in record time. I arrived yesterday, making the trip from Ohiggins in 3 days. But today I am paying the price. I am super tired so am going to stay here today. My plans are a bit up in the air. The weather around here is changing rapidly and that … Continue reading Cochrane March 9 – Thurs
I have made it to Ohiggins. The trip back has been beautiful. I got the ferry up Lago Desierto a day early so I could spend two nights there before crossing through the moutains to Chile (My decompression from the tourist world of Chalten). The north side of the lake is beautiful but usually … Continue reading March 5th Sunday – Next steps
The buses wouldn't cooperate yesterday. Now I am back in Chalten for the third time in a week ! I guess life could be worse . Time to execute plan B. Or maybe I am on C now? D? Assuming the weather clears ( rainy and cold today, summer is definitely over), I am … Continue reading March 2 – New(er) plans
For those of you on Facebook, you might be aware of the difficulties of my last few days. For those of you who have avoided CrackBook, first off, congratulations and, second, here is the quick summary.( don't have my keyboard so will make it brief) I left Chalten a few days ago planning to head … Continue reading New Plans
OK, a break has already been taken as I think the last day I reported on was Feb 4? That only makes me 23 days behind. Ugh! Its not that I haven't loved writing. In fact, I have liked it so much I have started to write essays on the side on a bunch … Continue reading Taking a break from blogging
(Just starting to catch up on this stuff. Wrote this ages ago, but couldn't post. Its been a crazy couple of weeks) Feb 3 Fri- Cerrro Villa Castillo to Hobo Camp #4. Or is it #3? I can't keep trackToday was another day of extremes. Ups, downs, but in all a lot of ups. … Continue reading Mayonnaise, Bulls and a real live Gaucho