A quick history of our beginnings: Durango, Colorado was our launching pad to continue our explorations once we had found each other. Shortly after meeting, David began his long-planned adventure of motorcycling from Colorado through Arizona, California, Nevada, and back. He landed in Big Sur, California for longer than anticipated and quickly fell in love. When he returned from his motorcycle trip, we knew what to do: Sell our possessions, live out of the truck, and save money to move to Big Sur. And that’s exactly what we did. We have been in Big Sur for about a year and a half, and now new journeys are tugging at us wildly!
For the past half a year, we have been planning our new adventure: To thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, starting at the northern terminus of Mount Katahdin in Maine and ending at the southern terminus of Springer Mountain in Georgia. A whopping 2,185 miles of hiking through North America’s oldest mountain range, and the world’s fourth oldest. We have been preparing our minds, our bodies, and our gear for this metamorphic and zestful voyage.
Originally planning to drive from Big Sur to the state of Virginia (where David’s family resides), we trashed that plan because, well…who needs to drive when you can bike?! Our philosophies line up perfectly on this: Minimalism and adventure devoid of clutter and superfluities.
And so it begins at the start of 2014.
David and Virginia will be bicycling from the West Coast to the East Coast (3,000-some-odd miles) before we begin our southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (2,185 miles)!
Our mission is to not only have fun and share in our love of the outdoors, but to gain experiences and insights that will allow us to uniquely thrive and flourish in our endeavors and explorations. Also, we hope to encourage and inspire others toward pursuing their dreams and goals, and to show that material possessions and psychological habits don’t have to hold you back anymore.
David is one hell-of-a photographer and his art is inspiring and invoking (davidhaltermanphoto.blogspot.com), and Virginia is a sculptor of written word, conjuring thought and emotion (www.fluxwritings.com). We’re here for the beauty, simplicity, wisdom, and the thrill of it all!