Settling into Mendoza…

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Well, it's official. One of my best friends and old climbing partner, Beckett "The Dragon" Honiker, just bought a ticket to meet us in Northern Patagonia at the end of January. Our mission is to … [Read more...]

Aloha Mendoza

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After our long and arduous trip back from the States to Santiago, Chile, we still had to drive back across the Andes mountains to Mendoza, Argentina. When we finally arrived, we checked into our … [Read more...]

Crashing Sites and Crossing Borders

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Well, it's been an interesting week. Our previous post on Fukushima, (remember here), went viral a few hours after being posted. It quickly became the most read Sprinter Life post of all … [Read more...]

Fukushima: At the Very Least, Your Days of Eating Pacific Ocean Fish Are Over

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We're writing this post becasue we feel that it is extremely important for everyone to be aware of this crisis, and it's not being sufficiently reported on. In our entire month in the US, we did not … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Love

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Whenever we come back to the United States we split our time between Hood River, my old stomping grounds (remember here), and LA, which is where Stevie is from. When I first drove into LA years ago … [Read more...]

Hood River Part #2

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Here are some photos our our crazy Hood River week. Sorry that we didn't get photos of everyone. We're experiencing difficulties with our new camera. Our visit was incredible, but far too short. In … [Read more...]

Dear Soleil – Hood River Part #1

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A special thanks to Richard Hallman for the amazing photos below. The last time you styled us out like this was back in Peru when Soleil was still in Stevie’s tummy (remember here). This latest round … [Read more...]

Back In America

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We're a little behind on the blog I see. This is gonna be a real quick update. Please forgive the lack of good photos. We got a new camera and I have no idea how to use it, and no inclination to read … [Read more...]

Going On Vacation – USA or BUST!

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After an amazing week on Rapa Nui island (remember here), we headed back to Santiago and posted up at a B&B right in Providencia. Time to pack the bags... we're going on VACATION! We … [Read more...]

The Risks We Take

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  Dear Soleil, It was June, 1997, and whitewater kayaking was experiencing a golden age. All disciplines of the sport were peaking, from freestyle to slalom racing, and at the front of the … [Read more...]

Catching up… Moving on… Chile

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Well, we've fallen a bit behind on the blog posts, haven't we?  Here's a quick update since we last posted. We ended up staying in Mendoza more than a couple days. I think it ended up being more … [Read more...]

Ruta 40 – Part #2 – WINE

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Every week or so we turn in a big bag of laundry to a little laundry tienda, and pick it up 24 hours later. What we get back NEVER equals what we turn in. When we packed up to leave our last hostel … [Read more...]

Ruta 40 – Part #1

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So far we are in love with Argentina! After laxing around Tilcara near the border for a few days, we packed up and headed south to Salta, the first major town. As we cut our altitude from 10,000 feet … [Read more...]

Argentina – By the hair of our chinny chin chin

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After our mind blowing experience at Salar de Uyuni (remember here), we decided it was time to push on into a new country. Bolivia had been good to us, but we were feeling more than ready for … [Read more...]

Salar de Uyuni – The Best Of Show

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Our final destination in Bolivia was Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat. No matter who we talked to, everyone said this is the best of show in Bolivia. I was like, "Really, a giant pile … [Read more...]