On Day #1 of the project we decided to go big and feature at least one item from each of these categories. This was going to be a long day so we started with a 4AM wakeup call to get an early start on the drive to American Basin to hike our first 14er—Handies Peak (14er #1).
After climbing Mexico’s 6th highest peak, La Malinche, we set our sights even higher. As we continued heading north we couldn’t help but be drawn to the two volcanoes named Izta and Popo towering over 17,000 feet elevation. Come along with us and watch the video below as we reach new heights on our hike up the 17,160 foot tall Iztaccihuatl, Mexico’s 3rd highest peak!
One year ago, at the 2nd annual üCamp rally in Ohio, we announced the beginning of an amazing journey! Our goal was to take our T@B Boondock trailer (named Rocky) made by nüCamp from the northernmost point you can drive in continental North America, Prudhoe Bay Alaska, all the way to the southernmost point in Mexico at the Guatemala border!
As you know, we recently completed our Alaska to Mexico adventure. During that time we were pretty darn good about releasing weekly video updates! What you don’t know, is that our journey returning to the US led to some of the best adventures and most beautiful sites of the whole trip! Don’t worry, we’ll still share them with you. Better late than never, right!?
Thanks to the influence of social media sites like Instagram, the life of a digital nomad seems glamorous and alluring. The images are often over sexualized and misleading (my friend RV Chickadee recently wrote a pretty funny – and accurate – blog about this).
The truth is that a digital nomad has to work for a living. Usually, pretty dang hard. And just like anyone else in any other job, we can get burnt out. When you live your passion full time, it’s easy to lose perspective and lose that passion. We have to take active steps to stay creative, and stay happy.
Now for Part 2! We covered a lot of miles in this episode. In addition to the beautiful scenery, I tried to include some practical backpacking tips of day to day hiking. Thanks to the wonderful invention of video editing I’m able to keep the video moving pretty quickly – so if you want more details on any of the items I mention, just keep reading and I’ll include links!
One thing Kendrick and I always try to do is get away from the crowds. While only 1% of the visitor’s to the Grand Canyon actually make it to the bottom, we wanted to be the 1% of the 1% that took a different path! The two most popular trails to the bottom are the South Kaibab and the Bright Angel trails.