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2 tire distance

Traveling 0.6 miles in 3.5 hours is a lesson in humility and knowing when to call it. Towing 2 tires up Old Teton Pass Road afforded me just that opportunity. It is about 1 mile from the trail head parking ...

Mountain Athlete

Thank you very much to Jordan Smothermon at Mountain Athlete for the great training session. The facility has all of the classic materials expected a real training gym. No hokey machines – just old ...

Attempted 2 tires up the pass

Today, I attempted to drag both of my tires up Old Teton Pass Road.  It was a valiant attempt. But, in the end, I didn’t even make it to Crater Lake.  The drag force was so incredible that I was able to ...

Life in a small town

Life in a small western Wyoming town can be strange sometimes. As the picture shows, this is not something you would likely see in a larger city. ...

PCF Donation

Thank you to Elliot Davis for your generous donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation! Your cash donation goes a long way to helping to prevent and ultimately to find a cure for Prostate Cancer.  Every ...

Snowsled.com Sponsorship

Thank you very much to Snowsled.com for your gear sponsorship.  The equipment will be   used to ensure that I and my gear travel safely through the vast Antarctic plateau.  I’m excited to try out ...

Supporter update

Thank you so much to Steve C., of Alameda, CA, for the generous donation to support this expedition!  Without your financial contribution, it would not be possible to even show up and attempt this nearly ...

Equipment donation

A huge thanks to Linda K. of San Diego for a donation of an iPod Nano.  It willgo a long way to keeping me sane out on the world’s ultimate ice cube.  My plan is to load the iPod with as many audio ...

To crampon or not

I’ve been debating taking crampons.  Based on the information I’ve received from multiple sources, they’re really not necessary.  No need to bring an additional 2 lbs. From a former  ...

A bit of wisdom

Wisdom from an experienced polar explorer: “Take some jokes & funny videos with you. Laughter = Energy” ...

Cold ramen test

One thing I have done on previous expeditions is carry a lot of Ramen. Every day I would just eat the package of Ramen raw. Sometimes I would put the powder on top to give it a little bit of salt. Though, the ...

Bruised

One of the things about making foot adjustments this early is I still have time to suffer through them and become stronger. I was noticing cracks in the pads of my feet and took to them with a file. This help ...