Nearly three months of Montana and it is beginning to feel like the end is near. I'm back on the water I started at, The 50 Mile Riffle. If I were to do it over from the start I would have been up here at the beginning of June at the latest. It seems like … Continue reading Back on the Madison River
1010.16 miles at 1.4 mph. That's what Garmin's track has to say about my travels since I turned it on leaving Reno on June 21, 2018. Not including the prequel spent in the high Sierra of California or the week in Reno waiting for news about my Dad. He died on on Father's Day, back … Continue reading A Thousand Miles, Thirty Days
When I started my fly fishing adventure in 2015, I did not have any particular goals or targets in mind, beyond spending time on some iconic waters of the West. In total that year I fished 57 distinct bodies of water, including the visit to Florida at the end. I've stumbled across seasonal highlights without … Continue reading Chasing Bugs on the Madison
Seven hours walking along the banks of the Henry's Fork, standing in the current, looking at bugs and birds. Almost nothing was going on in the water, until a explosion of action for 15 minutes or so nearing sunset. Huge drakes popping off the water and fish gulping them down all around me, while rain … Continue reading Seven Hours at Last Chance
It was April in 2015 that I left my job and headed out on the road towards unknown destinations. As I am getting ready to take off again for new unknowns, I thought I'd take a look back at those first weeks on the road. It took longer than I had anticipated to prepare my … Continue reading Starting the Fourth Year on the Road
Out of all of the places that I have visited on this journey so far, there is one spot that want to return to again and again. I spent most of August and September of 2015 driving around the Tetons, looking for the ideal boondocking spot. It took me a while, but here it is: … Continue reading Favorite Places
Near the end of my journey in 2015, Mom booked a cruise for the family to the Caribbean for Christmas. Here's a lovely memory of the full moon over Saint Martin as we departed on Christmas Eve. Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
A highlight of my visit to Africa in October last year with Mom. Two rhinoceroses taking a stroll down the dirt track we were turning onto, at Thornybush, South Africa. Thanks Monwana Lodge!
I stopped in New Orleans at Easter in 2016, on my way to Colorado from Florida. There are many parts of the city that are sad and decrepit, parts that were so before Katrina and didn't change afterward. But there is much to cherish about the city and the zest for life that seems to … Continue reading Beautiful