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Biking and Swimming My Way Through the Polar Vortex

This winter has been cold, very cold.  We’re getting well acquainted with night temperatures regularly hitting the 15-20 below mark, and day time temps barely creeping above zero.  Along with the cold has come a lot of ice and a serious lack of snow.  This is a bit problematic for a house that sits 16 … Continue reading

Dog Sledding in the Worcester Range

As anyone who lives in Vermont (or just about anywhere else in the country) knows, this has been a weird winter.  We’ll have a week of 20 below, a sudden big snow dump, and then a few days of 40 and raining before going back into a deep freeze.  Needless to say, it’s not been … Continue reading

Crossing the Great Basin

Crossing the Great Basin

Over the last four days we managed to ride across The Great Basin. It was hot and desolate and involved long days with virtually no services or even water sources. While it was incredibly beautiful, it was also tedious, monotonous, and exhausting! We were well rested and geared up by the time we rolled out … Continue reading

Dude Ranches, Rodeos, and the Wild Wild West

Dude Ranches, Rodeos, and the Wild Wild West

It’s been nearly a week since I last wrote from Lima, and I made the brilliant move of mailing my full journal home yesterday before typing this, so I’ll be mostly writing off the cuff! Since I last wrote I’ve passed out of Montana, through Idaho, skirted Yellowstone, crossed the Tetons, and entered Wyoming. What … Continue reading