“Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures. Let the noon find thee by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played. Grow wild according to thy nature, like these sedges and brakes, which will never become English hay.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Map of the Colorado Trail The Colorado Trail 2010 – The Colorado Trail is a 486 mile footpath that winds through the heart of the Rockies from Denver to Durango. Much of the trail lies above treeline in the high alpine, and over the entire length a through-hiker can expect to gain and lose some 75,000 vertical feet of elevation. We completed the trail on July 29, 2010. Click here to view our Colorado Trail trip report.

Inside Passage Go Wild Expedition 2009 – On August 21, 2009, we paddled the last few strokes into Glacier Bay National Park, completing our 111 day journey on the Inside Passage. The “Go Wild Expedition” began on May 2, 2009 in Gig Harbor, WA and covered 1,251 miles through Washington, up the wild coast of British Columbia, and along the panhandle of Alaska. One of the major goals of the expedition was to raise awareness and funds for the preservation of pink and chum salmon.  Didn’t know there was a problem with the salmon?  Click here to learn the issues that threaten the survival of this species.
South America 2004 – Late in January, 2004, Phil flew south out of Philadelphia with a 7000in3 backpack and a heavy expedition duffel loaded with nearly 70lbs of mountaineering equipment. The goal? To kayak Patagonia, explore Argentina, trek across the Cordillera Real, and climb in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. Phil spent the following seven months seeking adventures across southern South America.

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