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The Irish Wilderness Expedition 2013

I just wanted to post up this short video of our Irish Wilderness Expedition.

Canoe trip on the eleven point river day by Strava.

What an amaZING experience with some awesome guys.

A great Man – Cation was had by all.



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I just wanted to post a few pics of our 2011 family vacation in Telluride Colorado.

Special thanks to an amazing friend who offered our family his amazing cabin for the week.

What Makes Telluride Unique? Telluride is a small ski resort in the southwest corner of Colorado. Tucked away in a box canyon, surrounded by the mighty peaks of the San Juans, Telluride started off as a mining town in the 1800’s and later on, in 1973, became a ski resort and in the warmer months an epic mountain bike destination.

This year was special because we were able to take my daughter and her husband Adam with us for some much needed R & R.

Our bunch hiked, biked, rafted, canoed, fished, shopped, reflected, and rested.

This is a pic of us after we put our bikes on the gondola and made it up to the ski area that is converted into a mtn bike mecca during the summer months.

The Riverside trail is an amazing addition to the Telluride trail system.

These two pics pretty much sums up why I enjoyed this years vacation. 🙂

We ventured out on Trout Lake for some fishing/exploring….Adam and Tash pretty much wished they would have had a canoe instead of a ducky to float in.

Brenda my life long floating/fishing partner.

The San Miguel River rafting.

Just some views from around the area.

A couple of pics of the meadow below the cabin were we stayed.

Bridal Vail Falls – the tallest waterfall in Colorado.

The grass is greener in Telluride.

What an amazing place – what an amazing week.

I am rested and grateful.


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The Little Truckee River

I just wanted to post a few pics of a early morning on the Little Truckee River.

There is so much to do in the Truckee/Tahoe region. It would take a lifetime to take it all in…so, in my typical style I tried to fit it all in in three days.

One of the best spots on a river is where the stream meets the lake. Boca lake’s warm water meets the cool trout waters of the Little Truckee. Every morning the fog from this effect reflects a beauty that cannot be captured with a camera but we attempt  it anyway.

A look upstream from Boca Lake.

Looking down off one of the bluffs that give you an awesome view of the liquid ribbon that flows through a riot of color and nature.

I know there is a fish with my name on it here. Next year I will introduce myself to him and then release him back to his fresh water home.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

There is nothing quit like watching wild life in the wild.

The Redhead waders from Bass Pro were a gift from Bren. They really come in handy when crossing a stream.

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

And remember when you go visit the Little Truckee River in northern California, “take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but tracks. “


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I wanted to post a few pics of an amazing four days we had on one of America’s best canoeing streams.

The Eleven Point River is Missouri’s longest cold-water river and is home to both hatchery raised and stocked trout as well as a self-sustaining population of stream-bred trout and includes over 22 miles of trout habitat. This river is often overlooked as a trout fishing destination, but offers some of the most remote trout fishing in the state without the signs of civilization. The scenery on this river alone is worth the drive, the fact that there is a healthy population of trout is an added bonus.

The River crew.

First camp above Greer.

The amazing Greer Spring.

My good friend Eric in the “MANGO TANGO”.

You just gotta get a Camping Espresso machine from REI.

The fog is rollin in.

No words can describe it…no picture can capture it.

Miko is the trout master.

Poison Ivie is the only negative here.

Boze Mill Spring. The Boze family still live in the area and make a mean beef jerky.

Three long time friends. Mikeo,  Steveo and the EMAN.

I crave this stuff.

Morning prayer and devotions just seem more alive from this proximity.

Two tripper canoes purchased from Prescott College have now helped us float both the Colorado and Elevepoint Rivers.

These boats are perfect for extended stays on a stream.

The key is to become a minimalist.

What an an other amazing trip on an amazing river.

Thanks go to everyone who made this experience happen.