BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS

This past weekend I took my first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. A vast canoe'rs paradise of sprawling lakes and undeveloped country. The Boundary Waters offer a great deal of solitude and serenity with the sense of well organized back-country exploration.
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THE DIRT ORCAS GLACIERS BEFORE THEY'RE GONE TOUR

I made a timeline of my daily distances and destinations. I also created a trip log of what I did each day. Check it out!
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THE DIRT ORCAS SUMMER CLASSIC 2017

Last weekend marked the first event that dirtorcas.com has produced, The Dirt Orcas Summer Classic.  I think it was a great success.  With the generous support of our sponsors we were able to pull off a fun event that brought a lot of riders from Iowa and other Midwest states together. 
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DIRT ORCAS VISITS YOSEMITE

Last month I was fortunate to check of a glaring omission on my National Park bucket list. I visited Yosemite National Park for the first time with a group of friends from all around the country.
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ST PATRICK'S DAY WITH DIRT ORCAS

For many people St. Patrick's Day here in the United States has evolved into some sort of temporary return to freshman year in the quad. Tipping back countless solo cups that have been blasted with green food coloring. Appreciating the drinking and the green cloths can be fun, but before you launch an all out assault on your liver this evening, I encourage you to take a few minutes and watch these great videos about Ireland itself. A real place of amazing cultural heritage and beauty worth reminding yourself about before "celebrating" it.
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TRANS WISCONSIN ADVENTURE TRAIL - OCTOBER 2016

Each year I try to take a short mid October trip to some nice Midwest destination and do a few days of hiking and camping to celebrate my dogs birthday. This year I decided to run the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail and invite my brother along.
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Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route 2016

A 2700-mile motorcycle journey from Eastern Iowa to Colorado, to ride the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route.
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Westbound - Spring 2015

My friend Eric and I took a few BMW Boxers on a 3100 mile road trip, to camp and explore some of our countries best lands and parks. His bike is a BMW from 1976. Mine is a BMW from 2005. Much has changed with the bikes during that time but much has also stayed the same.
Garden of the Gods Campground
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The Soggy Throttle 2000

I just completed a week long ride from Fairfield, IA to Asheville, NC. We mostly camped. We hit 4 National Forests, 2 National Parks, road the Tail of the Dragon, and drank with as many locals as we could find. This is the recap of our trip. I…