Adventures, photos and journals from a passionately curious Hiker

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About Me


My Background

I have been a Concierge Jeweler for over 40 years and an avid hiker and backpacker. I am always looking for a new adventure and someone to hike with. I have lost 20 lbs since most of the photos have been taken.

In August each year I start to grow my beard. I am a professional Santa Claus ( 

In January each year I cut my beard short and enjoy life.


How I Got Started

In my 20's in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) I water skied every weekend and during my time in the military hiked many miles.

All my large hikes and backpacking in the USA over the last 35 years has been a joy with my hiking partner John Hoyt. He has taken me to places I would never have dreamed of. Thank you John.


Top Destinations

My favorite place to visit and hike is the USA. There so much to see especially off the beaten path. I loved hiking the Sierra de Cobra from Creel through the canyon for 7 days to the railway line, Grand Gulch, Machu Picchu through the national park, visiting the winter habitat of the Monarch Butterflies in Mexico and hiking and swimming and riding an elephant in Thailand.