Sunday, November 3, 2013


Words by Greg
Photos by Greg and Trina

Our Summer Road Trip - continued.

The iconic scenery of the American West could only propel us so far. While we appreciated the plants, animals and geological underpinnings of the "natural" landscape, the cultural kitsch of the West left us, er, less satisfied.

And while we enjoyed our Iconic West Drive-By, the real fun didn't start until we got out of the truck, threw a tent out under the stars, unleashed the dogs, and rolled, floated or stomped our merry way through the natural world.

As usual, we aimed for places where we could have some space to ourselves. Sometimes we succeeded. We do seem get more satisfaction from finding our little pack of people/dogs in wild country -- perhaps less-than-iconic-country -- with enough elbow room to explore at our own pace and to be quiet with our own observations and regard for our surroundings.

In this we did succeed. Here are some shots of the action.

Sprocket, baffled by the Ninja Squirrel!


  1. Thanks for sharing your adventures. Is the mulit-colored packraft the Curi Yak?

  2. Whoops! Didn't notice this comment until now. The BLACK raft is a CuriYak. The multicolored one is an Alpaca, the smallest "regular" one. I hope that helps.