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My Six Months Thanks everyone for reading my journal. I'll be updating this over my 6-month break from HP, hopefully every week or so.

Pacific Crest Trail GPS tracker -- website link

USA | Sunday, 9 Aug 2009 | Views [533]

So you really want to know where I am? There's this thing called SPOT tracker and I'm taking it on my PCT hike. It's about the size of a cell phone and updates my location on a google map about ever 10 minutes. If my group and I were ever in any trouble ... Read more >

Wave goodbye to the sheep

USA | Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | Views [325] | Comments [1]

That's right, another checkpoint cleared as Angela and I are back from New Zealand (and finally back on sleeping schedule). And yes, there ARE a ton of sheep, hence the title. It was weird enough never living July 2nd, 2009 (departed LAX 7/1 and arrived ... Read more >

Aussie to Kiwi - North Island NZ

USA | Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | Views [388]

Well no trip of mine is complete witout getting sick and not 1 day went by after arriving in Auckland, NZ before I was sneazing, coughing, chills, fever... full on sick. Angela and I spent a few days in Auckland exploring and actually weren't that impressed, ... Read more >

A week in the land of Oz!

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Views [320]

This summer is flying by! Or shall I say winter? Oz, or Aus, or Australia, Sydney to be exact was cold. Not northwest US freezing, but cold. Angela and I just finished a fully packed week there and landed in Auckland, New Zealand today (July 8th). Everyone ... Read more >

Last of South America and Home Sweet Home

USA | Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Views [454] | Comments [1]

Sorry for the delay of stories... I've been getting more lazy :) After the "attack of Buenos Aires" I headed north to Iguazu Waterfall National Park on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Touring both sides (argentina was better), they were ... Read more >

Done with Argentina, onto Brazil, & almost home!

USA | Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [733] | Comments [7]

Standing in the main plaza of San Carlos de Beriloche, known as the NW entry-point of Argentine Patagonia, I watched as the rain poured down ruining almost the entire list of adventures for this area. After Santiago, Chile aka ¨smog city¨, I rode ... Read more >

Last of Chile and into Argentina

USA | Saturday, 16 May 2009 | Views [718] | Comments [4]

Made it to Argentina, 2nd to last country. Thus below is all about the end of Chile. After I left north Chile, Arica and San Pedro de Atacama, I headed south to beachtown Valparaiso with a buddy I met in San Pedro, Richard from London. Nice guy, smoked ... Read more >

Across Peru to Chile!

USA | Saturday, 9 May 2009 | Views [656] | Comments [4] | Video

Hola from Chile! I finally made it to the 3rd of 5 countries and passed the halfway point of my journey.   Alter Machu Picchu and eating some of the largest, re-energizing meals of my life, I boarded a bus 10 hours south, overnight to Arequipa, ... Read more >

Machu Picchu

USA | Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | Views [847] | Comments [9]

I´m almost half-way through my journey now, beggining to prep for Chile. This entry is dedicated to my 4 day, 3 night Machu Picchu hike, the less traveled route amoung tourists. It started last Friday evening (4-24) with an info session from our tour ... Read more >

Week 2: Last of Ecuador - More Baños and the Defaz Family

USA | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [628] | Comments [4]

I am officially done in Ecuador and now in Peru. Here are the highlights from my last days in Ecuador.  Early in the week (April 14thish) I finished up my stay in Baños, recreation capital town of Ecuador. I showed up on a Saturday night on ... Read more >

Week 1: Quito and Baños, Ecuador

USA | Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | Views [685] | Comments [4]

Buenas to all and thanks again for keeping up with my journey (especially Mrs. Poultan´s elementary class!) Everything has been great so far. I´ve eaten some very strange meals (including guinnuea pig and Chinese-Ecuadorian food), seen cool sites, and ... Read more >

Routes, timelines, and misc info

USA | Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | Views [449]

Here's a couple links that might be helpful. You can also find more on the right hand side of the page under "bookmarks". TRIP MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=-21.289374,-59.150391&spn=49.402213,79.... Read more >

Tags: planning, trip info

Gallery: Trip Photos

USA | Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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California coastal tour

USA | Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | Views [630] | Comments [7]

So I played hookie from work, packed up & stored my junk, and left San Diego for Oregon. The drive took me 2 full days (long route) up HWY 101/ 1. Windy roads, great views, speeding ticket, cheap hotel in Santa Cruz, and a personal pan pizza would ... Read more >

Tags: beginning, drive home, road trip, start

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