Often times it seems that the hardest part of an adventure is deciding what to do. What trail? What Country? What mode of transportation? In most cases we are only given so much time and it can be hard to decide how to maximize it. Below is a video that was posted on running and rambling blog. (they also reviewed my book “Running Water” Read Review or Read a funny review from Mellissa Morrow Read Review) The video is of a group of artist, photographers, filmmakers and writers who decided to take on the famous John Muir Trail. For 25 days they hiked through 230 miles of gorgeous sweeping mountain views. I am excited to see the full film soon. It is titled JMT The Muir Project.The trailer made be excited for a few of my friends who will be embarking on some pretty epic adventures of their own.
King Troves Bain Gilbert III (he’s not technically a king but he probably will be some day with a name like that) he will be attempting to complete the entire Pacific Crest trail, this trail has been dubbed one of the most challenging and longest single track trail’s in the world. (It might be the longest in the world i’ll have to look into that) This will be his first major hike but far from his first major adventure. In 2008 Troves rode his road bike 4,000 miles from Austin TX to Anchorage AK as part of the Texas 4,000 group raising money for cancer research. Troves was also a key member of our small h2oride this past summer. The h2oride was a 8,840 mile cycling tour around the outer states of the continental 48 raising money for Living Water International. (Read more about that adventure HERE). Troves is two months out from his departure and we will defiantly be following his progress and try to get a Pre and Post Q&A from him about his journey. (Follow his blog HERE)
This next adventure is one I am very intrigued to follow because no one has ever done it before! It is extremely hard to find a legit adventure that has never been attempted. Carolyn and Santi Ocariz are going to attempt to Ski Across America! Ocean to Ocean in a similar style as my 2010 run. Using Roller Skies of course the semi-pro ski racing couple will be putting it all out on the table and using their gifts to raise money for the hungry through an amazing non-profit organization called Food For the Poor. Santi and Carolyn are in the process of answering some interview questions about their up coming journey which will be posted as an upcoming adventure spotlight post. Check out their website HERE skiacrossamerica.com. If you don’t think they will make it just check out their wedding photo below and you will change your mind!