Our first week of presentations is over. Three shows down, 57 to go. They were all a rush, and all equally unique in regards to the crowd, venue set up and genuine feel and flow of the presentation. But the reception from the audience seemed to all be the same. They enjoyed our trail stories and intently listened to our backpacking knowledge and advice. During our third show an untimely brain fart occurred where I completely blanked on a part of my speech about the insulating properties of down sleeping bags vs synthetic. I resorted to a little honest humor, expressing to the audience that I am a hiker not a public speaker, which broke the ice and allowed for the tension in the room and my own nervousness to dissipate. Thank you Boise, Logan and Salt Lake! We had a great time and hope you did as well.
We’re back on the move this week looking forward to some time spent on the trail. Next show is in Boulder Colorado, but that is a week away and we’ll use the time to explore. Zion, Bryce, Mesa Verde and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks here we come. It’s going to be a great summer!
Binge drifting is a way of life for us. Since we met in 2008, we have worked seasonally in 10 different states, driven across this amazing country of ours countless times, hiked from Mexico to Canada, bicycled from coast to coast, and traveled the world. We hope you enjoy these tales of our journey chasing adventure!