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Adventure Log

A chronological list of my biggest travel- and outdoor-related adventures, with a few nice photos. Mostly for my own reference.

(Does not include brief trips, single-day missions, cross-country drives, summer camps, and many other adventurous moments. “UA” designates an Unschool Adventures program—pictures here.)


Homestay in Chile & snowboarding at Termas de Chillan, 5 weeks.


First solo backpacking in the High Sierra (Mineral King), 3 days.

Snowboarding trip to Whistler-Blackcomb, 1 week.


Volunteer backcountry ranger in the Trinity Alps, 1 week.

Western Europe hostel-backpacking trip with high school friends, 5 weeks.

Snowboarding trip to Big White, 1 week.


Pacific Crest Trail (Mexican border to Interstate 10), 2 weeks. (trail journal)

John Muir Trail (Tuolumne Meadows to Bishop Pass), 9 days. 


Pacific Crest Trail (Southern California), 4 days. (pics)


South America (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina), 3 months. (blog: 1/2/3)


UA Argentina, 6 weeks.


High Sierra backpacking (Hoover Wilderness), 6 days. (pics)

UA Writing Retreat (Oregon), 4 weeks.


UA Australia, 7 weeks.

New Zealand, 3 weeks. (pics)

UA Spring Retreat (Oregon), 2 weeks.

UA Fall Retreat (Oregon), 6 weeks.

Guatemala tree climbing, 10 days.


UA South America (Argentina, Chile, Peru), 7 weeks.

India, 5 weeks. (pics)

High Sierra backpacking (Mammoth), 4 days. (pics)

UA Writing Retreat (Colorado), 4 weeks.


UA Argentina, 4 weeks.

UA Writing Retreat (Massachusetts), 4 weeks.


UA New Zealand, 6 weeks.

Peru, 4 weeks. (pics)

UA Trailblazer (North Carolina), 1 week.

High Sierra backpacking (John Muir Wilderness), 3 days. (pics)


Amsterdam & Madrid, 4 weeks. (pics)

UA Buenos Aires Tango, 4 weeks.

UA Nepal, 6 weeks.


Lost Coast backpacking, 3 days.

Sierra High Route backpacking, 5 days. (pics)

UA Adventure Semester, 10 weeks.


Mexico (Oaxaca) and Guatemala (Xela), 4 weeks. 

UA New Zealand, 6 weeks.

Buenos Aires, 5 weeks.

High Sierra trip (Yosemite), 3 days. (pics)

Kings Canyon High Route backpacking, 5 days. (trip report)


Colombia (Medellín), 3 weeks.

UA Argentina Semester, 12 weeks.

UA Dance Recess, 1 week.

Europe (UK, Norway, Denmark, Spain) + Camino del Norte / Camino Primitivo hike, 5 weeks. (pics)

Germany, 2 weeks.

UA Southeast Asia, 7 weeks.


UA Spain, 6 weeks.

Germany, 2 months.

Sierra High Route, 2 weeks. (trip report)


Te Araroa trail, 8 days. (pics)

New Zealand, 4 months. (pics)

Green River rafting/dancing trip, 4 days.

Southern Sierra High Route, 5 days. (trip report)

French Alps backpacking, 3 days.

Nepal & the Himalaya, 4 weeks. (trip report)


USA bike tour, 6 weeks. (trip report)

Desolation wilderness backpacking, 3 days.

Germany-Switzerland-Austria bike tour, 2 weeks.

Trail running in French alps, 2 days.

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