Bicycle Field Notes 8: USA–Mexico Border, Running the Badlands on a Bicycle

Are you on a long distance bicycle tour and at the point where you’re wondering what it might be like to ride your bike across the border from the U.S.A into Mexico? If you are (yes this post is more … Read More

Bicycle Field Notes 6: My Journey Home, Canada & USA (Part 1)

Even though I have a crappy sense of direction, I’ve always managed to find my way home. There was a time when I never set out to explore without a compass and map. Ideally, I’d have a mitt full of … Read More

Bicycle Field Notes 4: La Buena Vida

Here’s a sneak peek (48 hours or so) into our lives and my mind as we roll through part of southern Texas. Still to come are summary posts for each of the 12 Canadian provinces and 15 American states that … Read More

Bicycle Field Notes 3: Our Route, Skipping Across North America

For a bird’s eye view of the route that Lothar and I travelled across North America (mostly by bike), I have Welican-the-Pelican’s reports. This is another post for my young friends and for everyone else that’s interested in a sneak … Read More

Mount Edziza & Spectrum Range: A Wilderness Backpacking & Culinary Adventure, British Columbian Style

Welcome! This is Kara Pitman’s first post for Raven Ecological Blog. She’s my first guest blogger too!   Last July, when I was tethered to my couch with an unruly broken ankle, Kara and her friends, Laura and Jen, let … Read More

Driving to Baja (Part 2): Ecosystem Connected & Species Lost & Found

I have to admit that driving to the Baja Californias in Mexico was a grand way to set the tone for a sea kayaking adventure, despite my initial reservations expressed in the first post of this series. We covered a … Read More

Black Bean Burritos for Backpacking, Boating, and Bivouacking

Black bean burritos are a staple for camp cooking. No matter how I’m traveling, whether wandering out on the land or threading along waterways, I usually have some form of black bean burrito recipe on the trip menu. Quite simply, … Read More

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