Time is the most valuable resource of all. Don't waste it. 


I've been kind of busy since quitting my job

2015

  • April 2 - Last day of work as a General Engineer in my nice cubular workspace. 
  • April 6 - Left Amicalola Falls, Georgia, and started walking north through the mountains to Katahdin, Maine
  • April 12 - Crossed into North Carolina on a rainy day
  • April 20 - Headed uphill into the Great Smokey Mountains National Park
  • April 24 - Got an old-timey photo made while visiting Gatlinburg
  • May 14 - Ran past the TN/VA state line on my way to Damascus, Virginia for the night
  • May 19 - Played with wild ponies in the Grayson Highlands
  • May 21 - Mailed my sleeping bag home on what turned out to be a very, very cold night
  • May 27 -  First and only night hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail
  • May 31 - Camped on Tinker Cliffs overlooking a beautiful valley
  • Jun 7 - Had a semi-nude calendar photo shoot on a tree swing in Virginia
  • Jun 10 - Entered Shenandoah National Park
  • Jun 19 - Reached West Virginia and took a train into Washington DC from Harpers Ferry
  • Jun 25 - Left Maryland after not really realizing I was in Maryland
  • Jun 26 - Ate a half gallon of ice cream at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania
  • Jun 27 - The wettest hiking experience I have ever had
  • Jun 30 - Flew from Philadelphia to Las Vegas for a wedding
  • Jul 5 - Cheesesteaks and water ice in South Philly
  • Jul 10 - Hung out in the coolest town on the trail - Port Clinton, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 13 - Most miles I've ever gone on foot in one day
  • Jul 14 - Walked to New Jersey
  • Jul 17 - Strutted into New York while singing a combination of Taylor Swift and Frank Sinatra
  • Jul 20 - Best swim I had while hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • Jul 21 - First time in Grand Central Terminal after arriving from Pawling, New York
  • Jul 24 - Arrived at the border to New England
  • Jul 27 - Hiked into Massachusetts
  • Jul 28 - Ate most of an entire McDonald's Dollar Menu
  • Aug 1 - Found the greatest wild blueberry patch I have ever seen
  • Aug 3 - Watched the sunrise from Mt Greylock and spent the night at the Vermont border
  • Aug 14 - Napped on The Green at Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire, very hungover
  • Aug 17 - Moosilauke Monday as the day we entered The Whites came to be known
  • Aug 19 - Stealth camped on top of Mt Garfield
  • Aug 20 - The most physically depleated I have ever felt
  • Aug 22 - The most breathtaking single day of hiking I have ever had
  • Aug 26 - First day I ever set foot in Maine
  • Sept 5 - The best night of stars in Maine
  • Sept 9 - Threw my only pair of shoes in the river
  • Sept 15 - Climbed Katahdin
  • Sept 16 - Drove to Rhode Island in a minivan
  • Sept 17 - Flew from Boston to Nashville and drove on to Huntsville
  • Sept 26 - My car, Nelson, and I leave Huntsville for a road trip
  • Sept 27 - Cross The Mississippi on my drive from Birmingham to Dallas
  • Oct 3 - Kayak on Possum Kingdom Lake
  • Oct 6 - Drove from Abilene, Texas, to Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
  • Oct 7 - Most lost I have ever been in the mountains
  • Oct 9 - Saw Colorado for the first time as the sun was setting
  • Oct 14 - Climbed Uncompahgre with my dad
  • Oct 15 - Four wheeled it from Lake City, Colorado, to Moab, Utah
  • Oct 16 - Saw Delicate Arch
  • Oct 19 - Back to Lake City
  • Oct 21 - Drove to Denver
  • Oct 23 - Biked to Morrison, Colorado
  • Oct 24 - Made my way up the mountains west of Denver to Silverthorne, Colorado
  • Oct 26 - Climbed a snowy Mt Bierstadt
  • Oct 28 - Headed north to Laramie, Wyoming
  • Oct 30 - Across the entire state of Nebraska to Des Moines, Iowa
  • Oct 31 - Attended a rap battle while wearing a dress
  • Nov 3 - Sampled cheese at Fromagination in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 4 - Biked along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 6 - Made tamales in Festus, Missouri
  • Nov 7 - Made it back to Huntsville, Alabama in time to watch LSU-BAMA
  • Nov 11 - Spent the night at Walls of Jericho, Alabama
  • Nov 18 - Bought a bicycle
  • Nov 21 - Cheered at Bryant-Denny Stadium for Alabama vs Charleston Southern
  • Dec 3 - Sold my car (miss you Nelson) and started biking full time
  • Dec 16 - Started working at Mountain High Outfitters in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Dec 30 - Turned 28 years old

2016

  • Feb 18 - Painted a bus
  • Feb 19 - Took a bike ride down to see the Tennessee River
  • Feb 20 - Bikes and Brews tour of Huntsville
  • Feb 26 - Sadly moved out of the coolest house I have lived in - The Public Inn
  • Mar 5 - Accidentally offended a lot of people at a karaoke bar
  • Mar 25 - Hiked Walls of Jericho again
  • Apr 9 - Stache-ville
  • Apr 15 - RetroBowl walkoff
  • May 7 - Watched my younger brother walk across the stage in Abilene, Texas
  • May 21 - Celebrated Bob Dylan's birthday at Straight to Ale Brewery
  • Jun 3 - Pizza, bikes, beer, and music at Candler Park
  • Jun 22 - Cliff jumping and swimming at Martha's Falls in Little River Canyon
  • Jun 29 - Left Huntsville, Alabama, and started heading west
  • Jul 2 - Flew out of Dallas to Tokyo
  • Jul 3 - Lost 15 hours in time zones and landed in Tokyo
  • Jul 4 - Started the day at a tuna auction in Tokyo and ended at a family dinner in Quezon City
  • Jul 5 - Road trip to rural Philippines
  • Jul 6 - Pig roast
  • Jul 10 - Busted my toe doing sweet tricks at a trampoline park in Manila
  • Jul 11 - Arrived at the most beautiful island I have ever seen in person or in photos
  • Jul 12 - Met the coolest dude I know
  • Jul 15 - Ate the best meal I had in the Philippines... it was Korean
  • Jul 18 - Made the mistake of walking from the park office to the ranger station at Mt Pulag
  • Jul 19 - Sunrise on the peak of Mt Pulag
  • Jul 22 - Flew to Puerto Princesa, saw a drag comedy show, and karaoked the night away
  • Jul 23 - Longest jeepney ride of my life
  • Jul 24 - Fishermen coming in at dawn and climbed Mt Bloomfield which was closed...
  • Jul 25 - Started to get sick with flu-like symptoms
  • Jul 26 - Woke up feeling sicker but kayaked El Nido Bay anyway and got sunburned as hell
  • Jul 27 - Still felt sick so relaxed and had a nice meal that got me a different kind of sick
  • Jul 28 - Started to feel a little better
  • Jul 29 - Fly back to Manila just to spend the night at the airport in order to fly to Indonesia
  • Jul 31 - Met Poan on the ferry from Bali to Lombok
  • Aug 1 - Started my solo trek up Rinjani and the volcano erupted
  • Aug 3 - Best sunrise I have ever seen? At the peak of Rinjani
  • Aug 5 - Discovered the amazing night food market on Gili Trawangan
  • Aug 6 - Got made fun of for poor eating technique at Poan's brother's party
  • Aug 8 - Truck for a day with my Indonesian family
  • Aug 9 - Drank Kopi Luwak
  • Aug 10 - Nice meal in the rice paddies of Ubud
  • Aug 12 - Got up close and personal with some sulphur on Mt Ijen
  • Aug 13 - Spoke at a large assembly at Sylvia's all girls Islamic school in Probolinggo, climbed Mt Bromo, made the mistake of walking when I should have taken a ride again
  • Aug 15 - Treat yo self in Malang
  • Aug 16 - Last night in Indonesia spent with a fun family
  • Aug 17 - Finally hit the mainland
  • Aug 18 - My favorite Buddha in Bangkok and then night train to Chiang Mai
  • Aug 20 - Chilled with elephants
  • Aug 21 - Learned some serious Thai cooking and how to make a large flame in a wok
  • Aug 22 - Saw the most amazing waterfalls in Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Aug 23 - Crashed my motorbike and saw Myanmar
  • Aug 24 - Ate Kao Soi for the first time in Mae Hong Song
  • Aug 26 - Climbed up Sticky Falls
  • Aug 27 - The Famous Chiang Mai Four Wall Eating Challenge
  • Aug 29 - Began the slow boat ride down the Mekong to Luang Prabang
  • Aug 30 - Arrive in Luang Prabang
  • Aug 31 - Got really muddy mountain biking in Laos
  • Sep 1 - Biked 30 km to waterfall and bears
  • Sep 4 - Woken up while sleeping in my underwear on the sleeper bus and got a haircut in Pakse
  • Sep 5 - Drank a lot of coffee on a foggy and rainy day while motorbiking to Attapeu
  • Sep 6 - Saw a waterfall falling of a plateau
  • Sep 7 - Accidentally made it to Siem Reap
  • Sep 9 - Biked through the temples of Angkor
  • Sep 11 - Tried really hard not to cry at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh
  • Sep 12 - Ate the best Mexican food I found in Southeast Asia at Maybe Later in Sihanoukville
  • Sep 14 - Kayaked to Coconut Beach on Koh Rong and spent the night in my hammock on the beach
  • Sep 15 - Hiked to Sok San Beach on Koh Rong and watched the sunset while stealth camping on the beach
  • Sep 18 - Last meal in Asia of Pad Thai on the streets of Bangkok
  • Sep 19 - First steps ever in Europe outside the Berlin airport
  • Sep 20 - Saw the Berlin Wall
  • Sep 22 - Attended Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Sep 24 - Grilled wild boar
  • Sep 25 - Spent the night in cave
  • Sep 26 - Could not find an open biergarten in Germany... what?
  • Sep 28 - Hiked through the Alps from Germany to Austria
  • Oct 1 - Somehow made a four connection train and bus trip to make it to Interlaken
  • Oct 3 - Hiked the best hike in the world?
  • Oct 4 - Ate my first pizza and gelato in Italy
  • Oct 7 - Saw original da Vinci and Botticelli at the Uffizi
  • Oct 8 - Ate my best meal in Italy and drank some wine with new friends on a bus to France
  • Oct 10 - First time I could speak the local language in 3.5 months
  • Oct 11 - Ate some delicious octopus
  • Oct 12 - Back on an island again... the United Kingdom
  • Oct 14 - Took a boat down the river Thames
  • Oct 15 - Hiked one of my more dangerous hikes
  • Oct 16 - Got caught in that classic northern English weather on top of Helvellyn
  • Oct 17 - Played cribbage at an English pub with some old British guys
  • Oct 19 - Saw a pointy old man at Storr on the Isle of Skye 
  • Oct 20 - Made a long hike on the Isle of Skye longer by missing our exit
  • Oct 21 - Drank real Scotch
  • Oct 22 - Found a mountain on the Cuillin Ridge and climbed it
  • Oct 23 - Climbed to the highest point in the British Isles
  • Oct 25 - Said goodbye to Europe and flew to Boston, America
  • Oct 26 - Back to Texas
  • Oct 28 - Road trip to Huntsville, Alabama
  • Oct 29 - Beautiful wedding with a beautiful date
  • Oct 31 - NOLA Halloween
  • Nov 1 - Made it to my new home in sunny Austin, Texas
  • Nov 5 - Made it back home for BAMA-LSU for a second year in a row
  • Nov 10 - Explored Barton Creek for the first time
  • Nov 12 - Downtown Dallas B-Day Party
  • Nov 19 - Road trip out east #2
  • Nov 21 - Good thing we made that reservation at Ziba's
  • Nov 22 - Soto night
  • Nov 23 - Learned how to set a grandmother clock
  • Nov 30 - Biked through Austin
  • Dec 9 - Central Market date
  • Dec 10 - First fire in the apartment
  • Dec 11 - First chicken shit bingo experience
  • Dec 16 - Camped in San Angelo
  • Dec 17 - Drove through a dust storm and slid all the way to Santa Fe
  • Dec 18 - Climbed Picacho Peak
  • Dec 19 - Saw Georgia O'Keefe's favorite mountain
  • Dec 20 - Sledding in Lake City
  • Dec 21 - Snow shoeing on the Continental Divide Trail
  • Dec 22 - Snowmobiling up a mountain in back country Colorado
  • Dec 23 - Night skiing at Keystone
  • Dec 26 - Most extreme hiking weather conditions I've experienced at St Mary's Glacier
  • Dec 27 - Grilled at Blue Sky Basin in Vail
  • Dec 28 - Most difficult skiing of my life getting to the Minturn Saloon
  • Dec 31 - Two-stepped the year away

2017

  • Jan 1 - Won $114 when a chicken took a shit on square #51
  • Jan 5 - Visited the Hope Outdoor Gallery
  • Jan 14 - Explored Bull Creek