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Patagonia 2012 Part 4 of 4

The previous 16 days on horseback charged our souls. The group spirit was elated to a level bordering insanity. Unfortunately we had no channel to vent our energy though – We were stuck in Cochamo village with the arduous and…

Patagonia 2012 part 2 of 4

A two-day whirlwind of sad goodbyes with Nicole, happy greetings with Eli and a mad dash to resupply food, lead to a horse-supported return to Cochamo Valley. Thankfully, this time around the trail seemed a less formidable task, considering our…

Patagonia 2012 Part 1 of 4 – La Junta

After over a month of radio silence, I’m back at ya with another southern hemisphere update. The crew has been immersed in Patagonian backcountry, climbing granite walls, exploring rugged beauty on horseback and traveling back in time to the early…

Patagonia 2012 Prelude – Tomorrow, we ride

Planes, trains and automobiles.  Aggravated hours on hold with airline agents and customer service.  Five blurry days of bloodshot eyes, urban hikes through bustling crowds and overnight bus rides.  As soon as we caught our breath, we were in Cochamo,…

Patagonia 2012 – Our Dream

There’s a quote I like that I heard some time ago.  It goes: “At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable”. Looking ahead, Jakob, Daniel and my departure for Cochamo Valley in Northern Patagonia looms less than a…

Riding with my horse

The smell of the grasses and pine trees began to intensify and temperatures dropped. I repositioned my feet in the stirrup as the trail steepened. Cautiously I unzipped my saddle bag and pulled out my bright orange rain shell. A…