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Shakaka Unbound

For the past week fires have raged in Eastern Washington.  The “Wenatchee complex” as it is known, is contributing to hazardous and unhealthy air quality in Wenatchee and Leavenworth.  Another fire on Mt. Cashmere in the Icicle canyon has lead to road and trailhead closures.  For Liz and I, this has meant a second look at our objectives and goals for these last few weeks of our stay here in Leavenworth.  Continue reading

Salt Lake City and Back

This last week we spent visiting family and friends in Salt Lake City.  For a weeklong vacation, even to drive the 800+ miles from Leavenworth to SLC is a hefty undertaking.  When you don’t have a car, things get interesting.  You’ve got to get creative for these types of across the country get-togethers.  Bicycling isn’t really an option for traveling such a long distance in a short amount of time.  When Liz and I started considering our travel options for this trip, a lot of larger questions started to arise.  Would we be compromising any of our beliefs or newfound passion for this lifestyle?  Would there be anything wrong with that?  What are our options and what do they mean for us, our family, and our society?  Compromise is a part of any relationship, and so far the sacrifices have been on our side.  We’re not evangelical about what we’re doing, but we are serious, and this (life) is all an experiment right?  We’re trying to explore the concepts of mobility that so many of us take for granted.  Well let’s go…

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Mt. Stuart and Ingalls Peak

Our friend Scott was in town this week and that meant a couple of things, we were gonna get gnarly and we were gonna drive around in his big truck.

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