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Rock n Roller 16: East to St. Louis

Best BBQ Rock n Roller 16

After last night’s Rob Zombie concert we woke up early with our ears ringing. We had to be at the Enterprise Rental Car place at 8 over in Littleton and pick up our truck to start our journey. We were a little hesitant picking up our rental at a little strip-mall location versus the big rental yard at the airport …

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Rock n Roller 16: Rob Zombie and Denver Biscuits

Rob Zombie Rock N Roller 16

After months and months of planning starting almost as soon as we got or feet wet on the 2015 trip of the east coast is time to head out on one of the most epic road trips across America. Our trip started in Denver and ended almost a month later in Seattle. Along the way we would see two awesome …

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Smoking Alaskan Salmon

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Each July we head to the Kenai Peninsula to sip net for the might Sockeye Salmon. Us and thousands of others heard down over a two week period to fill their freezers with these delicious fish.   Most of the people head to the Kenai River. There you will find an almost carnival atmosphere with thongs of people camping on …

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The Expedition is on!

Dreamchaser Leadership

After months of meetings and a ton of work, the multi-sport winter expedition through the University of Alaska Anchorage is on! I am so honored to be taking a group of 10 outdoor leaders on a week-long expedition in the backcountry of Alaska this March. This is my internship through the HPER program and a cumulation of my experience as …

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East Coast Road Trip: Back to Charm City

Robert Forto

We were on the road and heading south by 1pm. We had a long drive to Baltimore and wanted to be there before dinner. We made our way through New Jersey and a quick jaunt through Delaware, making it to the eighth state and the nations capital on our go-cart tour of the East Coast. We stopped briefly as we …

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East Coast Road Trip: The Big Apple and Coney Island

Robert Forto

After we stashed my Macbook under the bed and threw our luggage on the bed we were off in the go-cart to head into the city. Michele and I cautioned each other to stay close and to watch out for everything around us. I was not too worried we would get mugged but I thought a pick-pocket might be a …

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East Coast Road Trip: Gettysburg, Geno’s Steaks and the Big City

Robert Forto

  As soon as we left Kings Dominion we were back into bumper to bumper traffic that would take us toward the nation’s capital and we would spend the better part of three hours getting there. If I haven’t said it before, living in Alaska we don’t have to deal with a lot of traffic. True, I now get aggravated …

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Why Not Tri 2015

Why Not Tri 2015 bib

As a musher I train all winter to run my dogs in the cold. I love it. I love the feeling of being outside at twenty below with just me and my dog team and the freezing air on my face. It makes me feel alive! For the past two summers I have participated in the Why Not Tri event …

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East Coast Road Trip: Roller Coaster Tour Day 2

Robert Forto

After we finished our fun filled day at Busch Gardens we had to drive about an hour north towards Kings Dominion, the next stop on our roller coaster tour. When I lived in Virginia, we used to go to Kings Dominion all the time. It was only about an hour south of our place in Lake Ridge and it was …

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East Coast Road Trip: Roller Coaster Tour Day 1

Robert Forto

The night at the flea bag hotel was awful. I don’t usually leave bad reviews but I did this time. Apparently I was not the only one as I read one that said the place was infested with bed bugs. Yuck! One of the defining movies of my childhood was National Lampoon’s Vacation staring Chevy Chase. It was our family, …

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