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 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...

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...

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:...

December 5, 2016

It was a decision I struggled with for nearly a year… how on earth do I get my dog Darcie all the way down to Patagonia from The States safely?

The idea of her flying in the bottom of an airplane, being carried nearly half way across the world killed me. Would she be ok...

September 14, 2015

Much like Argentina’s bustling wine industry, Buenos Aires brilliantly blends the old and new into a flavorful, cultural metropolis. 

Known as “the Paris of the South,” this sensuous city entices expats and travelers alike with its European architecture, modern gastrono...

November 25, 2014

Leaving Ushuaia took a good seventeen-hour bus ride with hitting customs between the two countries at least seven times. Landing in Calafate for far too long, I hopped on the last seat of the bus heading into Torres del Paine, Chile. Needless to say, it was worth the p...

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About Me

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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