So I've been really lazy on the final chapter for this trip but for a good reason. I recently accepted a job out in Salt Lake City! After spending sometime in the area while on this trip I knew we would be moving there eventually just didn't know it would be so soon. In the next month we are...
Suns up and coffee hot, we relax for a few hours, no plans besides a tire rotation. Jordan reading, Domo chasing around lizards, figured why not try to get a little bouldering in. Haven't gotten to climb for about a month now and with this sweet rock right in our campsite, now...
Laundry done, we check out of our room at the Riverside Inn. Poison spider Mesa is the trail for the day then a small nook of a campsite for the night near Gemini Bridges.
Packed back up into the Jeep we head to...
Morning at Buckeye we have our normal breakfast. Itching to get to Moab, we make quick work of the clean up and get back on the trail. As the green scenery again turns red, we find ourselves in Utah only a few minutes later. Dirt turns to rock, rock to sand and then back, we make...
Green to Red
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Alta Lakes Campground, Co
DSC_3561 by Emerson Bowling, on Flickr
Excited for the last trail in the San Juan mountains we clean up fast to drive back into and through...
.....Part V Continued
Morning in the Alpine and we had no intentions on leaving early after a long day on the trail yesterday. Slow to move, we enjoyed breakfast and the views. Not too long after 11am we start packing up before we get kicked out.
Goal was to make it through...
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First Morning in Ouray. Wake up to a cloudy and chilly morning. Not wanting to cook in that weather we packed up quick and we headed into town to find a local breakfast...
Just a couple of tourist
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Colorado Springs, Co
Morning at Peterson AFB. With the new hatch and sore thumb we head to the McD's on base to grab some quick food before heading out to...
PART III continued
The next morning waking up to the smell of coffee and homemade waffles, Brandon nails it again. Just as we finish breakfast the doorbell rings. 9:23am. Latch pin is here. Break out the tools, time to get the carrier operational again. After about 30 minutes...
20170912_151731 by Emerson Bowling, on Flickr
N 43°28'47.66", W 110°45'57.93"
Jackson Hole, WY
Subs in hand, we ponder what the trip will look like if we skip Montana and Idaho. We weren't to happy about skipping the area but the thought of having an extra...
Part II continued
The next morning with coffee in hand we sit and take in the views. For the first time we feel isolated. Exactly what we were searching for on this trip. Taking our time packing up to head back on to the trail, we get a late start.
Not a 1/4 mile out of camp we...
Checks by Emerson Bowling, on Flickr
Morrison Switchbacks, WY
6:37PM. Staring at the switchbacks, thinking about everything I've read or watched on them. The video that stuck out to me at that moment was one that Expedition...
Part I continued
Making our way downstairs we headed out to the Jeep. Ashley and Michael had to be at work early so we said our goodbyes the night before.
Back in the XJ we pointed west and headed for Story, WY. My grandfather lives in a small place out there and we were...
Clark Fork along Morrison JT by Emerson Bowling, on Flickr
In the weeks prior to us leaving I found myself scrambling to get the rig ready for this trip, having not installed a plethora of new parts waiting in the living room...
Trying to post on my trip thread. Post is being copied from my thread on Expedition Portal and pasted to this site. Every time I try to submit the post I get the message "maximum amount of charactors is 10,000 but the post is under 2,000 characters. any help with this?
DISCLAIMER: First time attempting a trip report, be easy on me. This was a 5 week trip so I might be slow on the updates, going to try to do it in state by state "Chapters"
Flatlanders Go West
After a year of planning with Excel sheets, research, google maps hotlinks, research and...