September comes around. I spend the first weekend camping and hunting with my father in law. Nights one and two go very, very well. Night three brings tremendous amounts of rain. My camp site experiences minor flooding. My rain fly is not on very well, so my tent also experiences far more water than is … Continue reading Learning To Ride
In August I take my Jeep, Zed, back to New Mexico. I head from Carlsbad to Queen, and from there I attempt to head back into Texas to check out Dog Canyon Park, but find the road is closed about three miles from my destination. My back up plan had been to circle back to Carlsbad, … Continue reading Road Closed
I start watching a lot of YouTube videos on dual sport motorcycles and trails. I learn about the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route and start doing a little reading. I decide to order the Butler Map on the route. I download MotionX-GPS and Rever for my iPhone. I download the GPS track. I have a three day weekend coming … Continue reading Discovering the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route
The first step is to sort out what I already own, as far as camping gear goes. I have quite a bit of hiking gear I bought 15+ years ago, but never really used. At the time, I’d been planning to hike some or all of the Appalachian Trail with my girlfriend, who was an … Continue reading First Steps
I was looking through YouTube for information on long distance off road trails, when I stumbled onto Teague Fleury’s Get Lost. The film starts with a great hook, Fleury’s motorcycle has broken down on a narrow, shoulderless road. I decided to give it a shot, even though it’s a feature-length documentary, nearly two hours long.
If you think you’d like to watch Fleury’s film, you might want to stop reading now; spoilers and impressions will follow.