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Downunder Again!
North Cape, Auckland, New Zealand

March 26th will never really exist for me… at first glance I would claim this to be my third day lost to the ether of international dateline crossing, but really I gain it back by landing in the US before I depart when I return! After arriving in Auckland, the plan was to rent a […]

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Sailing: Hobart to Sydney
Bass Strait, Tasman Sea, Australia

You haven’t lived until you’ve sailed. And you haven’t sailed until you’ve sailed Bass Strait. A relatively small stretch of water off the north coast of Tasmania, Bass strait has the reputation of consistently being the roughest stretch of water in the world. I was brutally reminded of this many times as the 60 foot […]

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Hut Caretaker
Mawsons Hut, Snowy Mountains, Australia

This weekends adventure was with a group called the Squirrel Ski Club (SSC), but it’s not always skiing that they do. Like this time, it’s getting towards the middle of summer and there is not very much snow out there. Just in the few shady bits lie small patches, but we never got close to […]

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Lithgow Downhill
Blue Mountains, Australia

This was more than just a mountain biking weekend as mentioned to me… Basically, it was golf on Saturday, pool and dinner at the pub, cards and pizza all night. Then Mountain biking on Sunday Morning, and Canyoning in the afternoon. It was pretty full weekend. And I loved it.

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Climbing with a Legend
Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, Australia

After this weekend, I was still on high for the week. It was great to meet and go climbing in the Wolgan Valley with Greg and Ben. Two guys who just live life as it comes to them, laid back, easy going, and super nice. I hope to be climbing with them again soon. Greg […]

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Visa Trip… and skiing!
New Zealand

It all started as a simple week long trip to New Zealand so Jason could get his Australian Visa. Well, needless to say, when an adventure involves Jason and I, the simple… is made even simpler!

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Start High, Go Low
Grose Valley, Blue Mountains, Australia

I went to the Blue Mountains, about 2 hours west of Sydney. A guy I know had a gig with his band up there, so I caught a ride with him and saw his show Friday night, then started on the trail Saturday morning. Well, I had planned to start in the morning but I […]

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Backcountry Skiing
Dead Horse Gap, Snowy Mountains, Australia

My weekend was great. Admittedly we spent a fair chunk of the time in the car getting there, and even having to make adjustments to the plans because the first place we went, didn’t have any snow, making it hard to ski. So we drove further south about 2 more hours down along the Snowy […]

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Letter Home: Australia
Australia

Australian Geographic have had a website up since 1995, but they were way ahead of the times as far as the web culture in Australia was concerned. The board of directors have recently bought out the ownership of the business from one of the very large publishing companies here in Australia, called Fairfax. With this […]

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