I love rock-climbing,
mountaineering, and backpacking. I feel most comfortable
in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California and am up for
adventures year-round: from trad climbing and ridiculously
long dayhikes in the spring, summer, and fall, to ice climbing
and winter mountaineering in the shorter days of the year.
I also enjoy roaming the red rock canyons and vast vistas
of the Desert Southwest and climbing the volcanoes of the
I also volunteer for the Angeles Chapter
of the Sierra Club as a mountaineering guide and wilderness
skills instructor. If you're interested in exploring
the wilderness with a wonderful group of people, check out
the following sections of the club: Sierra
Peaks Section, Desert
Peaks Section. If you're new to the outdoors and
wish to learn more, there's no better way than taking the
Travel Course (WTC), held every year in the spring season.
In order of importance, my goals in the mountains
are as follows: 1) return safely, 2) have fun, 3) reach the
A few of my mountain adventures highlighted:
Trip Reports, Notable Climbs, and Pictures
are listed on my SummitPost
profile and on Climber.org.
My newest adventures:
On November 2007, at the heart of autumn in California, I
am embarking on a 2-year cycling journey to voyage through
Central and South America.
The vision is to reach Tierra del Fuego... Patagonia, or
"Land of Fire" - the tip of South America, in two
It is time now to forge a manifesto for living, to travel
for the sake of travel, and to learn experientially from the
world what it has to teach. I am looking forward to making
new friends in each of the countries I visit, sleeping on
the earthen bed and eating the real foods of each unique place,
and adventuring through each contour line of this wild terra
incognita. Wanderlust, wisdom, and wilderness are old friends
that are now laughing heartily over an open fire.
In learning about the world, I hope to couchsurf and camp along
the way, making myself open to the world I live in, and reaching
my arms out to all the wonderful people who believe in a global
community of life.
If you live anywhere enroute from California to Patagonia,
or if you will be traveling anywhere enroute, or if you just
want to drop a line, I would love to spend some time and share
stories. My bicycle and I - wanderers, adventurers, and messengers
of love, are living the spirit of exploration!
"For my part, I travel
not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travelís sake.
The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches
of our life more nearly; to come down off this featherbed
of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and
strewn with cutting flints."
- Robert Louis Stevenson