Category: Exploration

  • Private Pilot

    Private Pilot

    I got my private pilots license (PPL) flying a Cessna 172S. I primarily trained with Aspen Flying Club at Centennial Airport (KAPA), in addition to a number of training flights originating from Western Air Flight Academy at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport KBJC. My solo cross country training flights were from Centennial KAPA down to Pueblo…

  • Exploring Panama – Panama City, Boquete, Bocas Del Toro

    Exploring Panama – Panama City, Boquete, Bocas Del Toro

    This September, I had the opportunity to explore Panama with H. A few pics, and our trip notes. Thu Sept 13 Flew Denver to Ft. Lauderdale Tight connection Flew Ft. Lauderdale to Panama City Took Uber to Casco Viejo AirBnB Finally got in bed in AirBnB around 3am. Slept! Fri Sept 14 Woke up late…

  • Cyprus: Divided

    Cyprus: Divided

    In June of this year (2017), I explored Cyprus – both the southern Cypriot side, as well as the northern Turkish-controlled side. A few videoclips and photos from my discovery of the border areas, mountains, and other interesting quirks.

  • Discovering Cuba

    Discovering Cuba

    During November 2015, I traveled with my family to discover Cuba. We explored Havana, and then got out of the city to travel to the southern coast and around a variety of towns, farm villages, beaches, mountains, and monuments. Here’s how it went… Itinerary Our itinerary took us through Havana, Trinidad, Las Terrazas, Remedios, Santa…

  • Watch My DPRK Documentary: An American Tourist in North Korea

    Watch My DPRK Documentary: An American Tourist in North Korea

    Today I’m excited to publish the documentary I shot last April 2015 in North Korea with Filmmaker Justin Martell and Uri Tours Owner Andrea Lee. We’ve been working hard for the past few months to assemble everything, and here’s the result. More on my exploration of North Korea are on the main blog post: Exploring…

  • Climbing Grays and Torreys Peaks in Early Season Snow – 14,278 feet

    Climbing Grays and Torreys Peaks in Early Season Snow – 14,278 feet

    Fall colors in Colorado are beautiful – and what better vantage point than the top of 2 Colorado 14ers. This weekend, I did the Fall 14er adventure and  climbed with a group of friends to the tops of Grays and Torreys Peaks. (USGS Topo Quad) Wikipedia: “Grays Peak is the tenth highest summit of the Rocky…

  • Keeping Warm in Western Antarctica with Darn Tough

    Keeping Warm in Western Antarctica with Darn Tough

    Darn Tough was a great partner to have while on my recent expedition to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Field Camp. I wore Darn Tough socks every day under my extreme cold weather boots, and was comfy and warm the entire time. Full report soon. Thanks DT!

  • Charging with Enerplex Solar at WAIS Divide, Antarctica

    Charging with Enerplex Solar at WAIS Divide, Antarctica

    This season in Antarctica, I was working at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp – an extremely remote field camp in Western Antarctica. Our camp consisted of a number of large communal tents, and individual “Arctic Oven” tents to live in. I had no power supplied to my tent, and in order to…

  • Exploring the Ghost Town of Centralia, PA

    Exploring the Ghost Town of Centralia, PA

    A few weekends ago, Nick, Chris, Polina and I drove out to explore Centralia, Pennsilvania Quick background on Centralia, from Offroaders.com: The story began sometime in 1962 along the outskirts of town when trash was burned in the pit of an abandoned strip mine, which connected to a coal vein running near the surface.  The…

  • Climbing Mt. Massive with Molly – 14,428 Feet

    Climbing Mt. Massive with Molly – 14,428 Feet

    In 2001, I climbed Colorado’s Mt. Massive for the first time. The blog post was originally made on my Geocities blog, but sadly never transferred over to my now-continuing database, started in 2002 on Blogger v1. Here are photos from our awesome climb up Mt. Massive! Photoset, on Flickr

  • Climbing Longs Peak – 14,259 Feet

    Climbing Longs Peak – 14,259 Feet

    Listening to: Layo & Bushwaka! – Night Works So I was just scanning through the hundreds of little video clips i’ve taken over the years with various digital cameras, and found this one of Me, Steve, John, Chris and Kieth on the top of Longs Peak. Ahh, those were the days…I miss the mountains now…