Sleep In The Dirt

Up the Coast We Go

The Campfire Chronicles
Loading up our old battle wagon, a 2000 Subaru pushing 220k adventurous miles, with all our equipment - surfboards, boogie boards, skimboards, skateboards, and camping gear - for a family of four plus two mini Australian Shepherds is a daunting task, but one that we do with pleasure. We know we're headed to sleep in the sand with the hum of the Pacific Ocean at our doorstep.  Read the rest

The Rally Through The Rain: Hiking Mount Elbert

The Campfire Chronicles
"We planned to start our ascent of Mt. Elbert at 7:00 am. Late by 14er standards--but getting a group of 19 to mobilize early (or on time) is like herding cats. It had rained all night, and at one point, we had a small river in front of and under our tent...I will admit, with this downpour I began to question if I did well enough to keep myself and all our media guests from getting washed away." Read the rest

Adventure Not War: Skiing Afghanistan

The Campfire Chronicles
"With no lift access anywhere in country—with the exception of an enterprising motorcycle owner, who with the help of long rope and a buried wheel barrow, created a mobile rope tow while we were there—everything is backcountry skiing. Turns out the skiing in Afghanistan, regardless of where you go, is pretty incredible. The history in Bamyan is also fascinating, but if you go to Afghanistan, go for the people who made this trip truly wonderful." Read the rest