Posts from the ‘Travel’ Category
After going through many thousands of images, I’ve compiled a couple different photo journals about my life with Wesley. Check out the new webpage with links to a few nice stories and movies, and the larger “Best of Wesley” and “Travels with Wesley” photo albums on Flickr.
I spent about six weeks traveling around Europe, hanging out in Budapest with family and friends, and taking the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. I returned to the States via New York in order to visit my dad and pick up my car for the long road trip back to Austin, Texas.
I spent the month of August hiking 515 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from the Oregon/Washington border on the Columbia River to Manning Park, British Columbia. When I thru-hiked the PCT in 2013, Washington was my favorite section and I wanted to revisit it. Not only is it the most difficult, in my opinion, it is also the most intimately beautiful in so many ways and it feels very much like home to me.
I took a road trip from Austin, Texas to the Bay Area, California over the Holidays, and ended up spending a few weeks skiing and hanging out in Lake Tahoe. Along the way, I was able to visit with some good friends and family in San Francisco, Mammoth Lakes, Sacramento and Downieville, and my friend Amanda came down to Lake Tahoe to visit for a few days.
I left Chicago at the end of April and have been driving around the country all summer before landing in Austin, Texas. I had a couple client projects to do in Los Angeles along the way, but otherwise enjoyed some quality time visiting with friends and family, writing and working on some new film projects, and riding my new bike as much as possible. I have thoroughly enjoyed some of the most beautiful terrain and ride groups around the country. Without question, the best investment I’ve ever made in my physical and emotional well being was a bicycle—a black Bianchi Infinito CV with full Campy Record. The bike provided a great outlet for me when Wesley, my loyal companion of 14 years, passed away during our visit with my sister in Lake Tahoe in July. Despite the sadness, it was nice to have had the time again to camp out together, to see the country and get to visit with so many of his close friends.
Riding my bike in great spots around the country. In order of occurrence: 1) Honeoye Falls, New York; 2) Austin, Texas; 3) Malibu, California; 4) Lake Tahoe, California; 5) Portland, Oregon cyclocross races; 6) Iron Horse Trail, Washington; 7) Grand Junction, Colorado; 8) Omaha, Nebraska; 9) Chicago, Illinois; 10) Austin, Texas
1) the road through eastern Oregon; 2) Wrigley Field in Chicago; 3) My favorite burger place in Los Angeles; 4) Hiking with my niece and nephew in Lake Tahoe, California; 5) the road through Arkansas; 6) Route 395 through Independence, California; 7) Arriving BJ’s place in Los Angeles; 8) Wes and I outside Graceland in Memphis; 9) the road through Wyoming; 10) summiting 14,000 feet Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado; 11) racing cyclocross in Portland, Oregon; 12) sailing on Lake Ontario in Rochester, New York; 13) Carhenge in Nebraska; 14) ferry to Bainbridge Island, WA with Allison; 15) remembering Wes on a lonely road through Missouri.
A couple short movies that had yet to see the light of day, or the dark of night. The first is some 16mm film footage shot a couple years ago between Port Angeles, WA and the BC Gulf Islands. The second video is from a meandering trip to Manchester, Dublin and Galway Bay, Ireland last March.
I was supposed to travel to Manchester, England with three other people: my father and a two former colleagues to catch a couple Manchester United games at Old Trafford. Though I had been three times before, this was going to be the first for everyone else, so I took great care in organizing things. Unfortunately, my friends had second thoughts and canceled a week prior. Then, my father came down with pneumonia and wasn’t able to recover in time. So, I ended up going alone.
I arrived on Friday morning, took a stadium tour in the afternoon and then attended the home game against Norwich on Saturday. Instead of sticking around Manchester for the remainder of the week to see the Real Madrid match, I decided to go to Ireland instead. In order to get there, I took a three hour train ride from Manchester to Holy Head, then caught a three hour ferry ride to Dublin. After wandering around Dublin that night, I decided to rent a car and make the three hour drive to Galway on the west coast. I ended up spending three days in Galway, which I liked a lot.
I had a great time. At least three times better than I would of had at home.
On Christmas day, Wes and I took off on a little drive around the national parks and desert of the southwest. Below are some pictures and raw 16mm motion picture film footage that I shot while camping in “Slab City”. There’s also a minute or so at the end of me hanging out with good friends in Los Angeles on New Years Day.
I finally got around to editing a little movie together from my canoe trip this past August. Three friends converged on the Lucky Goat Farm in upstate New York before embarking on a four day paddle around a few lakes in the upper Adirondack Mountains. This movie stars, Eric (the planner), David (the provocateur), and Andy (the photographer). I had a brilliant time and was a highlight of my year.
Music by Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard, Martin Sexton, Bon Iver, and Ryan Adams.