Fall River Trip 2021

The beginning of fall marked the end of jet boat season. Upon our return to Colorado in September we knew we would be leaving our boat in storage mid October and heading into desert season without a 20 foot long trailer, back to a shorter footprint, just us, the rig and the bikes. So we convinced our jet boat friends […]

Bringing Back the Friendship Cruise

  Overloaded mini-jetboats, 170 miles of remote riverways, a portable Traeger and a crew willing to stop at nothing- this Memorial Weekend we set out to resurrect “The Friendship Cruise”, a river trip that used to be ran through Canyonlands National Park starting in 1958. We ran 122 miles downriver from Green River State Park to the Confluence with the […]

February 2021: St. George, Mojave Desert and Lake Mead

  We visited our friends in Phoenix in the end of January (and to pick up all our packages!) right when a cold spell came through the area, and Phoenix ended up being cold(er than normal) and rainy. We were supposed to all go on a camp trip, but instead decided to do a day trip to Payson, AZ where […]

Our Top 5 Favorite Camp Spots from Two Years on the Road!

We both grew up camping in Colorado, Blake more-so than me since he’s an Eagle Scout. We’ve camped in negative degree weather, we’ve both slept in snow caves, and we continue to have camping family reunions every year. I could list a hundred of our favorite places to camp in Colorado and Moab, but this list is going to only […]

Utah Fall Destinations: Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks and Lake Powell

  Blanche Lake: We spent most of September in Utah. Before leaving the Salt Lake area, we hiked Blanche Lake.  6.5 miles with 2,700 feet elevation gain. The elevation gain felt more gradual than I expected and was surprised that we did the hike pretty quick. I didn’t know that the fall colors in Salt Lake and Ogden are so […]

Our First Mini Boat River Trip

In July we joined our mini boat friends Dan and Shannon, and their friend Dave, for a two night camp trip off the boats on the Colorado River through Canyonlands. We started at the Potash plant outside of Moab, and over a three day period, drove the boats 50 miles downriver to the Green River Confluence, and a few extra […]

Camper Quarantining in Utah: Escalante, St. George, and Lake Powell

  St. George: We spent the entire month of April in Utah, where COVID really didn’t seem to be as much of an issue. St. George seemed to still be operating business as usual, with fewer mask requirements, because the virus just really wasn’t as big of a deal in these rural areas. The small towns were pretty much shut […]

National Park Road Trip – and visitors from Germany!

In August, Blake’s friend Toby and his girlfriend, Annika, wanted to visit us from Germany. They knew we were living on the road, so we planned a road trip with them. We started in Denver and they said they wanted to visit Yellowstone and Seattle, which meant a 1300+ mile road trip. Before you wonder how the heck we slept […]

Spring in Southern California

  It’s been a while since our last blog post, and we realized that the last three months have flown by! We left Baja with so many good memories and stories to tell well as the 20 tacos we had in the fridge from the Baja Burro, Ensenada MX. We also smuggled bags of grapefruits and limes that Blake thought […]