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Although I majored in computer science and can admittedly be a geek, I still love playing in the outdoors. Everything from hiking, to kayaking, to camping, to most anything that involves nature and physical exertion. My extreme hobby is a little ironic too. Although my parents took me camping often as I child, it was always car camping and even then I complained that we were not in a big RV. At least they always banned bringing a television along. I never was a boy scout either. It was not until college, that I got my first real taste of the great outdoors, but I have not looked back since then.

Below is a semi organized collection of my most memorable adventures. As a disclaimer, I am not a trained author and mainly write these collections for my own edification. Too many sentences start with “I + verb,” and I ramble on for pages. You have been warned.

Trip Reports
DateLocationActivities
April 2017Grand Enchantment Trail
  • Thru Hike
February 2017Kayaking the Keys
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
January 2017Costa Rica
  • Birding
  • Day Hiking
  • Sight Seeing
  • Snorkeling
October 2016Pictured Rocks
  • Backpacking
  • Sea Kayaking
October 2016Porcupine Mountains
  • Backpacking
October 2016Apostle Islands
  • Sea Kayaking
September – October 2016Superior Hiking Trail
  • Thru Hiking
September 2016BWCAW
  • Canoeing
September 2016Isle Royale
  • Backpacking
June – August 2016Alaska
  • Backpacking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Whitewater Rafting
March – May 2016Hayduke
  • Thru Hiking
January – February 2016Florida Trail
  • Thru Hiking
November 2015New York City
  • Sightseeing
November 2015Egypt
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
October 2015Israel National Trail
  • Thru Hiking
September 2015Southern Africa Safari
  • Game Driving
  • Overland Tour
  • Sightseeing
  • Whitewater Rafting
September 2015Alta Via 2
  • Backpacking
  • Via Ferrata
August 2015GR20
  • Backpacking
  • Canyoning
July – August 2015Pyrenees High Route
  • Thru Hiking
June – July 2015Iceland
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
June 2015Russia
  • Backpacking
  • Sightseeing
May 2015Japan
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
  • Sightseeing
March – April 2015Nepal
  • Canyoning
  • Game Driving
  • Sightseeing
  • Teahouse Trekking
  • Whitewater Rafting
December 2014 – February 2015Australia
  • Bush Walking
  • Canyoning
  • Day Hiking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
November 2014Hawaii
  • Backpacking
  • Day Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
September 2014Glacier Highline Trail
  • Backpacking
May – September 2014Pacific Crest Trail
  • Thru Hiking
April 2014Los Angeles
  • Amusement Park
  • Sightseeing
April 2014Grand Canyon
  • Backpacking
January – April 2014Patagonia
  • Backpacking
  • Canyoning
  • Sightseeing
  • Whitewater Rafting
December 2013Washington D.C.
  • Sightseeing
October 2013New York City
  • Sightseeing
October 2013Holy Land
October 2013Kenyan Safari
  • Game Driving
  • Overland Tour
  • Sightseeing
July – September 2013Backpacking Europe
June 2013Mongolia
  • Overland Tour
  • Sightseeing
June 2013China
  • Sightseeing
Dec. 2012 – May 2013New Zealand Extended Holiday
June – November 2012Continental Divide Trail
  • Thru Hiking
December 2011Ten Thousand Islands
July 2011Adirondacks
October 2010Apostle Islands Try Two
December 2009New Zealand
August 2009Southern British Columbia
August 2008Black Hills
April 2008Maine & the Boston Marathon
April 2007Moab
June 2006BWCAW
August 2005Glacier National Park
  • Backpacking
December 2004Santa Monica Mountains
  • Backpacking
April 2004Great Smoky Mountains
  • Day Hiking
August 2003Apostle Islands
  • Sea Kayaking
August 2003Beartooth Wilderness
  • Backpacking
April 2003North Shore Trail
  • Backpacking
October 2002New River Gorge
  • Caving
  • Whitewater Rafting

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Austria

Botswana

Canada

Chile

China

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kenya

Mongolia

Namibia

Nepal

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Russia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Tanzania

Turkey

U.S.A.

United Kingdom

Zimbabwe

Amusement Park

Backpacking

Birding

Canoeing

Canyoning

Caving

Day Hiking

Game Driving

Ironman Triathlon

Marathon

Mountain Biking

Ocean Swim Race

Overland Tour

Pilgrimage

Scuba Diving

Sea Kayaking

Sightseeing

Sight Seeing

Skydiving

Snorkeling

Thru Hike

Thru Hiking

Trail Running

Via Ferrata

Whitewater Rafting

NPS Passport Stamps

My collection of the National Park Service’s passport stamps

Olympic Cities

Cities that have hosted the Olympics which I have visited