January 14, 2018

Es tu compañera,” the gauchos always tell me pointing at my dog Darcie. She (my companion) and I have just covered over 950 miles of Patagonia’s Cordillera mountains traveling by horseback. We left 10 weeks ago from Bariloche, Argentina crossing from campo to campo (r...

December 27, 2017

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Patagonia’s history and culture is as rich as it is vast, ranging from cowboys to natives, Europeans, and just about everything in-between. Our trail eventually brought Darcie, Sundance, Bandido and me through the lovely town of Treveli...

December 7, 2017

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The sun had long fallen and night closed in without a sliver of moonlight. I was still miles away from Cholila, but still close enough to be forced to ride the winding, narrow road. The horse’s shoes were kicking up sparks, illuminating...

December 1, 2017

Patagonia’s wildest and most desolate of areas are covered in their tracks.

The only species, including us humans, that is likely to outnumber them here are sheep.

Dogs are integral to the Patagonian way of life.

There is a mutual respect among the gaucho and dog, and gau...

November 16, 2017

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As one would expect, this week was absolutely one of the hardest yet most rewarding weeks of my life. 

Day 1 was the longest and most stressful day. Leaving Bariloche took hours of riding along busy roads and the entire time wondering if...

November 4, 2017

Today, we finally hit the trail! I'll be posting as much as connectivity and cell reception allow. Don't forget to follow the journey via Instagram & Facebook as I'll be sharing live video and photos there.

Thank you again to all of you who help put this plan into...

October 31, 2017

The Patagonian summer is fast approaching here in the southern hemisphere and with that, the completion of all the final preparations for our big adventure ahead. It’s been nearly two years in the making… Darcie, my adventure dog and I will cross over 1,000 miles Patag...

October 4, 2017

The days in Patagonia have finally grown longer. Spring is on the way and with that the long nights lying in bed, making endless mental notes and to-do lists before the final few weeks flash past.

A year and a half of solid planning and scraping up what funds I have, ha...

October 2, 2017

Lalo Mir, About Mate

Mate is not a drink. Okay, maybe it is. It’s a liquid that enters through the mouth. 

But it is not a drink. In this country, nobody drinks mate because he is thirsty.

It is rather a habit, like scratching. 

Mate is exactly the opposite of television:...

August 29, 2017

I wake up to my alarm clock i.e. Darcie licking my face.

Catching a whiff of wet morning pampas grass and smoke, I roll over to see Carol stoking the fire. 

She wakes up with the Patagonian sun, which this far south peeks over the horizon at a brisk 5 a.m. during the sum...

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I grew up in the woods of Oregon, the deserts of Texas and ended up in the heart of the wilderness of Patagonia.


Join me in my crossing of Patagonia with my dog & horses. #Patagone

 

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