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2016 Review

2016 Review

Illaca Lake, Peru This post highlights the statistics of 2016; not necessarily the most riveting read, but if you are into numbers you might find it interesting. I have included my main areas of record keeping – running mileage, time, and vertical gain. Furthermore these […]

An Industrious December

An Industrious December

Moose in study area After a month hiatus from serious work of any kind, December has been the exact opposite. I returned to my post as a Physical Therapist at North Valley Hospital and resumed my role as a field technician for Apryle’s PhD project. […]

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Ohio Bird Sanctuary & Mohican State Park

Blue Jay Perching Ohio Bird Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates Ohio’s native birds. The 90 acre sanctuary is situated just southwest of Mansfield and includes hiking trails, birds of prey and a walk-through songbird aviary. It appeared that most of the birds of […]

Peru Part 2: Ollantaytambo & Pumamarka

Peru Part 2: Ollantaytambo & Pumamarka

View from Pinkuylluna Following the long bus ride from Nazca to Cusco, we found ourselves disoriented in a bustling city. Our objective was to find a colectivo that would transport us to the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley 73 kilometers away. Essentially a […]

Hawaii Trip

Hawaii Trip

View from the Hotel Window Hawaii is a destination that has never been at the top of my list of places to visit, possibly due to its cliché popularity, perhaps because I prefer mountains to beaches or perhaps because I never considered what the island […]

Palouse Falls and Hills

Palouse Falls and Hills

Palouse Falls On the way to the IMTUF 100 we stopped at Washington State University to meet with one of Apryle’s committee members and were first exposed to the unique Palouse Hills. Most people would not look twice at this region and pass it off […]

Peru Part 1: Nazca Lines & Acueductos de Cantalloc

Peru Part 1: Nazca Lines & Acueductos de Cantalloc

Acueductos de Cantalloc Apryle and I arrived in Peru after a series of flights taking us from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale to Lima. Peru’s capital city was dark and hazy when we touched down. After customs we were herded out into the gauntlet of cab […]

2016 Peak Bagging

2016 Peak Bagging

Rock Lake The year 2016 has undoubtedly been one of my most adventurous to date, I cannot recall one dull weekend or week for that matter. The adventures and trips have been endless and I have been trying to keep up with documenting them all. […]

EC Manning Provincial Park Hikes

EC Manning Provincial Park Hikes

EC Manning Marshland This weekend we wanted to keep Zach’s mileage under 15, in preparation for his upcoming IMTUF 100, but we also wanted to see some more of the alpine before snowshoes are required to do so. After considering a trip to Icicle Ridge […]

Seven Pass Loop

Seven Pass Loop

Southbound PCT from Harts Pass After weeks of plotting and waiting for the right weekend, Apryle and I finally made our way into the Pasayten Wilderness. Once we were in it, the allure of the place made it difficult to find the motivation to make […]