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About rcerick838

Just made a break for the hills after 30 years of the rat race. Hard to believe the dream has finally arrived, but the wait was worth it. This blog will chronicle my travels around the U.S and Canada's wilder parts in a VW camper named Burning Girl (more on her later), connecting with friends and family along the way. Hope you enjoy it as much as I plan to.

Coming Full Circle

Back home – mission accomplished. Park City to New Canaan – 2,200 miles over four days (a bit more on my final leg in a minute). Wow – this sojourn lasted twelve weeks and included some of the most amazing … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Road Taken

Well – time to exhale deeply and slowly right about now in order to reflect on where I’ve been and what I’ve seen and experienced the past several months. I’ve been on the Burning Girl circuit for eleven weeks now, … Continue reading

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The Big Easy

Kind of strange to fly somewhere after the past nine weeks of arriving solely via Burning Girl, but I’m down in New Orleans to see Matt for the weekend. NO has grown steadily on me ever since my first visit, … Continue reading

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Aspen’s Glow

Beautiful afternoon yesterday – the snow stopped falling, the sun came out and the mountains glistened. I drove out towards Independence Pass, which was closed after the storm, and poked around a bit. Winter putting the moves on autumn Independence Pass … Continue reading

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The Real Deal Up High

Aspen is one of the few places around that truly takes my breath away – visually, culturally and in terms of the social fabric and folks who call it home. I’ve been at Whip’s place the past few days chilling … Continue reading

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Boulder’s Charms

Great weekend in Boulder with Julie, Mark and Scott. Matt – we miss you, but I’ll see you next weekend. Beautiful fall weather with a bit of snow from this week sticking around. The Flatirons in morning repose Above Boulder … Continue reading

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Spirit Renewed

Wow. Yesterday was a day like no other on this most amazing of trips. Arrived at Rocky Mountain National Park early afternoon after trucking through Wyoming and northern Colorado. RMNP is one of my favorite NPs – and places – … Continue reading

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Virtuous Circle

Yesterday was spent meandering from West Yellowstone, Montana into Idaho, checking out the Tetons from the back side, then back into Wyoming over Teton Pass, before heading towards southeastern Wyoming and Colorado. Very cool day, with perfect weather yet again … Continue reading

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Yellowstone as Winter Approaches

Beautiful day today – a cold front blew through last night, leaving lingering clouds and much cooler air in its place. The temperature dropped from mid 60s to high 30s, and the feeling that fall is a fleeting visitor in … Continue reading

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Back to the Hole

A brief post to share today’s early morning shots before heading up to Yellowstone and more fun. Arrived last night from Park City, and it’s great to be back in Jackson, where I cut my teeth as a ski bum … Continue reading

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