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Jed and I set out April 2012 to drive from Wyoming to the southern tip of Argentina! Join us along the way to read about our adventures as we attempt to surf the coasts, climb the mountains and speak the language of the 15 countries we plan to visit!

Trip Start: 2013-06-30 Trip End: 2012-01-01 .

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Lakes, Frey and a Bonanza

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Parrott on one of the pineballs Tall pine trees, to the likes of which we had never seen, that stood long and straight wrapped in a thick spiky bark under an umbrella of drooping cylinder branches covered in hard green…

A Dose of Mendoza

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We rolled in to Mendoza like we had almost every other big city on the trip, in need of a few auto parts and maintenance; in particular a new car battery.  The past couple weeks of traveling with Home on…

Ruta 40 Norte and the Land of Lunch

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The whole way down, as we have met and talked to other northbound travelers, everyone raved about the Ruta 40 through Argentina. Ourselves, finally in to Argentina,  we were excited to see what all the hype was about.  We winded…

To The Final One

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After finishing our journey south through the beautiful, but cold and wet, Luaca National Park with a surprise 30 minute jaunt in to Bolivia and a couple bolts shaken loose, we made the two hour drive down 13,000ft back to…

Moving on

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It has been about two months since our last post and the unfortunate events that happened to us in Peru.  Combined, Jed and I have about ten word documents saved on this computer, all attempts at trying to piece together…

Peru Update and Gratitude

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I want to thank everyone for the amazing amount of support we have received over the last 24 hours!  The money that has been donated towards our recovery and safe return is more than we could have asked for.  The…

Nightmare in Peru

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As many people are already aware, Jed and I and my sister in law, Jenny have been through a very traumatic experience here in Peru.  I wanted to put this out there to first of all let everyone know that…

Mud to Sand in Peru

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Two days on an extremely muddy dirt road through the Ecuadorian highland jungle and we were finally there; the most remote, laid back and just flat out laziest border crossing we had been to yet.  The exit out of Ecuador…

Feeling the lure of Ecuador

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Usually Jed and I avoid large cities.  We tend to think of ourselves as small town folk and prefer not to deal with the traffic and herds of people that come along with city life. Luckily though, we were sucked…

Crossing over the Hump

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Living around the drastic scenery of the places we call home, Moab, Utah and Jackson, Wyoming you begin to take for granted the striking image of the rugged pine green, snow white and granite mountains or the tall sandstone towers…

Cruising and Climbing in Colombia

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Our climbing tour of Colombia started in a place called La Mojarra, located just south of Bucamaranga on the Mesa de los Santos.  We had read about this place on the internet and had seen pictures but when we followed…

Coooolombia

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We took off from Cartagena with one thing on our minds, the cool air of the mountains!  We studied the map and found the quickest route to gain some elevation.  Our shipping partners, in their supped up Jeep Cherokee, joined…

Only first class for Yota

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We entered Panama with pretty much one thing on our mind; shipping our car to Colombia. So we headed directly to Panama City to start figuring out the process.  Arriving on a Thursday we sent out a lot of emails…

One Morning

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Leaving Central America behind, we had lot´s of moments and places that we consider to be our favorites.  Rather than list them out for you I wanted to share a writing of Jed´s that I think sum´s up our feelings:…

A Vacation from Vacation

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We picked my mom up from the airport just outside San Jose with the intention of heading out to Lago Arenal, a beautiful lake just below one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Volcan Arenal.  We had found a great…

Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

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In reaching Guatemala, we officially reached our first real border crossing (Mexico didn’t really count as they simply just waive to you as you drive in to Baja.) and everything went very smooth for the most part.  The whole ordeal…

Mainland May-He-Co

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The ferry across to Topolobombo, mainland Mexico was an interesting experience!  It was mainly full of truckers, who we decided must love it when they get a delivery route to or from Baja.  The ferry basically had two areas to…

Baja Sur

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Having decided to head to Baja Sur for some warmer weather, white sandy beaches, easier surf and supposed Palm Trees (now known to be barely existent anywhere in Baja) we headed out of Guerro Negro on the afternoon of May…

Baja

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Well one thing I can say for sure is that it has definitely been an adventure so far. With some highs… and some lows! We spent three days in San Clemente, CA last week looking around the area for the…

A desert tour

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It is an amazing country we live in and each time I drive through any area of the desert southwest it never ceases to amaze me.  Growing up far far away from the deserts I always had this idea of …

And we’re off…

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It has been a crazy two weeks of packing, prepping, partying, playing and a little more packing! But I think we are finally there!  Ready to hit the road…Whew! Our last week in Jackson was spent in a haze of…

A first glimpse at our Phoenix Camper

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Today we got the first glimpse of our new Phoenix pop-up camper and it is AWESOME! Almost too good to be true! In fact, we won’t actually believe it’s ours until we get to load it on our truck and…

Pan-Am Tour

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Hello Friends, Family & World! Jed and I will be leaving this March 2012 for our drive along the Pan-American highway.  We invite you all to join us along the way as we explore the countries of North, Central and…