Nick, and the Things

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Vicaribupdate 8 – Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a well-oiled machine. It is the Disneyland of hiking. The streets of Springdale, the town at the foot of the canyon, resemble those of a bustling metropolis, except every person has on some sort of pack and is either on their way to, or just completed, a hike. Never have I seen anywhere like this, but, this is my first big-time national park aside from the Grand Canyon. Little known fact: When angels touch down on earth's surface, they must choose an animal to inhabit while on the ground. In Zion, they tend gravitate towards the chipmunk. [...]

Vicaribupdate 8 – Zion National Park 2018-05-20T19:27:36+00:00

Vicaribupdate 7 – Lake Powell, Arizonutah and Kanab, Utah

After an interesting morning departure from the Sedona area, we made our way up to Lake Powell, just outside of Page, Arizona. Lake Powell is ginormous. Little known fact: Lake Powell's total shoreline can measure from nearly 2,000 miles, using fairly standard measuring techniques, to infinity using an infinitely small unit of measure. We spent 4 nights here, and 1 full day on a boat in the water. After Lake Powell, we stayed a few nights in Kanab, Utah. The first step in leaving the Sedona area if you are heading north is to crawl your way out of the Oak [...]

Vicaribupdate 7 – Lake Powell, Arizonutah and Kanab, Utah 2018-05-14T17:16:47+00:00

Vicaribupdate 6 – Sedona

Sedona: A place deserving of it's own solo update post. We spent five nights just outside of Sedona at the charming Cave Springs Campground in the Oak Creek Canyon. It served as the perfect base of operations for exploring the area, whilst providing an excellent setting for just chilling out. Little known fact: the ancient Roman's so loved the color of the Sedona cliffs, they created the first transatlantic trade route all of the way back to Rome just for decorating their palaces with the gorgeous stone. Ignoring the one night in the parking lot of the gift shop at the [...]

Vicaribupdate 6 – Sedona 2018-05-08T11:05:16+00:00

Vicaribupdate 5 – White Sands to Sedona

After our magical night in White Sands, we headed over to Truth or Consequences, a town named after a radio and TV show from way back when. Technically we stayed in Elephant Butte, at the Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Little known fact: the last elephant to inhabit this region, Gary, was shot and killed by poachers in 1976. It is a very nice lake, and we ended up having three nights in a nice spot with a view over the lake. See more photos here. On our first full day in town we took a tour of Spaceport America, the [...]

Vicaribupdate 5 – White Sands to Sedona 2018-05-08T08:51:38+00:00

Backcountry Camping at White Sands National Monument

A few nights ago we went backcountry camping in White Sands National Monument. We'll let the pictures do most of the talking, but let's talk about this first picture a bit. A little over three years ago when Heather and I moved to Denver from Atlanta, we stopped in White Sands for the afternoon one day. We took some pictures of us jumping down the dunes. You know, fun stuff. Fast forward to a couple days ago, and Miles decided he wanted to be just like dad, replicating the same shot. Turns out he has mad ups. (We interrupt this post [...]

Backcountry Camping at White Sands National Monument 2018-05-08T08:51:39+00:00

Vicaribupdate 3 – On the road again

Sometimes you just get lucky - is probably not the way you would describe spending four nights and lots of dollars in a mechanic's parking lot just a week into your year-long journey, but I think it applies here. Little known fact: Willie Nelson has never been inside a bus. This is our first official "on the road again" post. I feel like it must be a right-of-passage for those who document such a journey. We knew the post was coming and the timing feels about right. So here's the deal: After our two nights in a hotel in Santa Fe, [...]

Vicaribupdate 3 – On the road again 2018-05-08T08:51:40+00:00

Vicaribupdate 2 – Taos to Santa Fe

Leg 2 took us around the Enchanted Circle to Taos and then on to the art capital of the southwest, Santa Fe. Little known fact: Taos is latin for hamburger. The Enchanted Circle is a circle made of roads that encompasses an area that is enchanted. It is dotted with smaller ski areas and scenic little campgrounds. We drove from about 11:00 on the circle to about 7:00 on the circle in a clockwise fashion. The roads were steep and windy, and Vicaribus only acted like it was going to die a couple times. On the circle we made a stop [...]

Vicaribupdate 2 – Taos to Santa Fe 2018-05-08T08:52:25+00:00

Vicaribupdate 1 – As to be expected

Definition of Vicaribupdate Via the transitive properties of word math: Vicarious + Bus = Vicaribus, Vicaribus + Update = Vicaribupdate Rundown of day 1 As to be expected there were some kinks on Day 1. There's no need to dwell on them, or else we'll have no time for the rest of the kinks to come, but I will quickly run through them in chronological order. As to be expected, my nice mountain bike was stolen out of our garage while I was returning the rental car I have been using for the last little bit. The good news is that [...]

Vicaribupdate 1 – As to be expected 2018-05-08T08:52:39+00:00

T-1 Day. We are go for launch.

A year of hard work, abbreviated frugalness, and minimal planning have to brought us to the big day. Jobs have been quit, earthly possessions have been expunged, and friends have been hugged goodbye. All that is left now is to spend a final night in our empty apartment, get up bright and semi-early and put the pedal to the metal in search of warmer pastures. Denver gave us three good years and now we are 24 hours from the start of a year (plus or minus) of freedom and folly. Our only real plan is to follow the weather, which means [...]

T-1 Day. We are go for launch. 2018-05-08T08:52:53+00:00

Searching: a (trailer for a) film by the Passengers

A while back the Passengers (sans Miles) went to Iceland to film a story about a T-Rex searching for... well, searching for something that you can't know about yet. We are proud to release the trailer for that film now. Enjoy. If you would like to receive email updates for the Vicaribus build, click here to subscribe! [jetpack_subscription_form title="Subscribe to Vicaribus for some excellent email updates!" subscribe_button="Subscribe Now!"]

Searching: a (trailer for a) film by the Passengers 2018-05-08T08:53:41+00:00