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Seven months on the road in 2013

As a reward to completing 10 years of college, I decided to take seven months off and travel around. By the numbers I visited 19 US states, 16 countries, 8 US national parks and placed 3rd in my age group at the Canyon De Chelly 55k ultra marathon.

Travels through Europe, click image for higher res


Hiking the Austrian Alps, Summer 2012:

Pictures / details to be posted soon!

The Austrian/German Border is in white. (Click image for higher res)


Pacific Northwest Trip, Summer 2010:

1800 Miles over 16 days stopping at every major mountain, national park and brewery along the way! Blog is posted here:

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Boulder to Albuquerque, Thanksgiving Break 2011: 4 days
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On my return trip to ABQ after attending a conference in Denver, my CU friends Ben & Amanda drove south and my ABQ roommate drove north. We spent the first day rock climbing off of Shelf Road in Canon City and then drove south to spend a very cold night at Sand Dunes National Park. Woke up the next day to sand board the dunes and later cooked Thanksgiving lunch / dinner at the campsite. We spent the night along a river near Taos and woke up by spending an hour in a hot springs which was right next to the river and debated whether it was heavy drizzling or lite raining. Spent the next day at Tent Rocks then arrived in Albuquerque. Spent Saturday climbing the Sandia Mountains before my friends had to depart to head back to Boulder.

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Boulder to Albuquerque, Stop in Durango for a Hike 2011: 4 days

On my move to Albuquerque (for my 6 month sabbatical at Sandia National Labs) I stopped in Durango for 4 days to hike some 14ers. I went with an all Penn State crew +1 who drove / flew in from different directions. We could have cut the hiking distance in half by taking the historic Durango train up the canyon but decided to cover the absurdly long distance ourselves. Due to our pack size, the 15 mile distance and 1 vertical mile hike was among the most grueling I've ever done. One at our 'base camp', we climbed three 14ers over two days, got close to a herd of 100 buckhorn sheep and were chased off one of the summits by an approaching storm. On the trip also stopped at an awesome brewery in Pagosa Springs and went rock hunting just off of Wolf Creek Pass (searching for geods).

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Spring Break to Utah with my sister, 2008: 7 days

My sister Julie flew into Boulder and we went for a trip to Utah! We first drove to Salt Lake City with an 10 hour layover at Vail Ski Resort. Spent two days with my good friend and old Penn State roommate where we hiked the first day and skied at Alta the second. For the second half of the trip we went south to Moab and toured around Arches and Canyonland National Parks. Spent the final day biking on the famous petrified sand dunes and then stopped at Colorado National Monument before heading back to Boulder.

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