I’ll be trav­el­ing around the united states for a few weeks and will post up­dates here oc­ca­sion­ally. for pic­tures and things in­sta­gram is the place. I’ve also got a pub­licly con­trolled spo­tify playlist set up for while I’m on the road and have sig­nal, the pass­word to get in is roads.

up­date au­gust 19

I’ve added a break­down of where I have been so far. the spo­tify juke­box in prac­tice has been dif­fi­cult to co­or­di­nate from the road, but thanks for par­tic­i­pat­ing if you have.

I’m in Michi­gan now and from here on will be bounc­ing be­tween cities with a few camp­sites here and there. In a week I hope to be camp­ing at Aca­dia if I can get in.

A few dif­fer­ent peo­ple have asked me if I felt I’ve had enough time at places to re­ally en­joy them. I’ve in­tended this as a sort of sur­vey, and bar­ing a few places I feel like I left with a good sense of them and a de­sire to re­turn and do them prop­erly. There is a point where you start to short out on beauty af­ter be­ing im­mersed in it for so long, but I still feel good about the plan.

Peo­ple have also asked if I’ve got­ten lonely out on the road, and I have to say at least for the solid 2 weeks I was alone, not re­ally? I did get tired of my own com­pany but what I felt more was ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the peo­ple in my life that’d I’d get to re­turn to. Also, you know, in­sta­gram.

~ will

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1. de­part­ing san fran­cisco stay in la via big sur and lake cachuma

2. la, santa mon­ica and venice beach din­ner with fam­ily in cul­ver city stay in la

3. de­part­ing la for joshua tree stay in joshua tree at jumbo rocks camp­ground

4. de­part­ing joshua tree val­ley of fire via the mo­jave stay in mo­tel in zion

5. nar­rows hike in zion leave zion for bryce canyon stay in sun­set camp­ground bryce canyon

6. leave bryce canyon for an­te­lope canyon [un­able to get a spot on a tour] con­tinue to north rim grand canyon camp north rim grand canyon

7. leave grand canyon see: mon­u­ment val­ley four cor­ners stay at dev­il’s canyon camp­ground near bland­ing

8. leave dev­il’s canyon for arches dev­il’s gar­den hike del­i­cate arch over­look hike con­tinue to canyon­lands up­heaval dome over­looks hike con­tinue to provo, utah stay at mo­tel in provo

9. leave provo for grand teton stay in grand teton at colter bay camp­ground

10. hike around jenny lake to­ward cas­cade canyon in­ter­rupted by bear con­tinue to yel­low­stone see: old faith­ful lake yel­low­stone yel­low­stone falls drive the loop road stay at mo­tel in jack­son hole

11. re­turn to yel­low­stone see: the springs around lake yel­low­stone mud vol­cano the north east en­trance road [bi­son!] take beartooth high­way into mon­tana stay at theodore roo­sevelt in north dakota

12. short hikes in theodore roo­sevelt lunch in min­neapo­lis stay in chicago

13-15. stay in michi­gan

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