Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pacific Drifter

In early June, a drifter from Japan found its way to Newport, Oregon’s Agate Beach: a massive fishing dock unmoored by last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. How this 66-foot long, 20-foot wide, 7-foot high hunk of rebar and concrete … Continue reading

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A Place That I Used To Know

After I finished college, I gave away everything that wouldn’t fit in my Volkswagon and hit the road West, determined to see the Mississippi, the Grand Canyon and the Pacific. Thus began my love affair with the lost art of the … Continue reading

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Boondocking Part 3: Leave No Trace!

Now that you know just how much free camping is out there and how to go about finding your very own free campsite, it’s time to learn how to leave that sweet site behind as nice – or nicer! – … Continue reading

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Oregon Green

I almost forgot how green Oregon is!

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Teardrop Trouble!

Well the Teardrop just hit the 10,000 mile mark and it’s asking for a break. The other morning I felt like it was towing a little funny and when I pulled over to the side of the road, I saw … Continue reading

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Capturing the Tallest Trees on Earth

Photographing big trees is always a challenge. It’s almost impossible to fit sprawling old sentinels into a frame in a way that does justice to their size or majesty. The first time I visited Redwoods National Park in northern California, … Continue reading

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The Lost & Found Coast

Look at a map of California and you’ll see highways 1 and 101 run along the entire coast. Look closer; the pavers missed a 30-mile section between Eureka and Rockport. This roadless, rugged stretch of beach is known as the … Continue reading

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Fathers & Authors

This past winter, not long after I saw my first Teardrop and decided I had to have one, I called my parents, somewhat apprehensive, to tell them my plans to live on the road in a trailer. As always, they … Continue reading

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Conquering IKEA

My college apartment was amazing. Over the course of my three years there I furnished and decorated the whole place, floor to ceiling, with stuff from IKEA. I had couches, tables, chairs, curtains, bookshelves, framed art. The works. I have … Continue reading

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The White Mountains, Before the Flames

Right now I’m living on the road but part of me is back in my beloved New Mexico. News from home is not good. My neighbors in Cerrillos tell me three wildfires are visible on the horizons. The fires are … Continue reading

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