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Living the dream.
I am a pretty laid back guy I guess and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Grew up in the midwest and haven't looked back. I used to work as a vagabond archaeologist but have decided to change careers and get into mountain guiding. At the moment I am splitting my time climbing between Chile, Alaska, and Spain.
I try to live vicariously through myself.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Unfortunately I do not have a permanent address at present so I can not host other surfers, which pains me a great deal because I really enjoy getting to know people and show them around. Right now I am participating primarily as a surfer, however I am not just looking for a free place to stay, but rather a new story to hear.
climbing, cycling, eating, mountaineering, rock/ ice climbing, traveling, scuba, skiing, backpacking
- scuba diving
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Black Keys, Mason Jennings, Buena Vista Social Club, Black Seeds, Van Morrison, Avett Brothers, Sigur Ros, Wilco, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Dan Reeder, Devendra Banhart, G. Love, Gillian Welch, John Frusciante, White Stripes, Loretta Lynn, Muddy Water, and many more.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Stargazing in Chaco Canyon, watching a giant thunderstorm from the porch of my cabin in Costa Rica, hiking soaking wet for miles through rainforest in New Zealand because i was to cheap to buy a rain jacket, sunrises in Utah, boundary waters trip on which everything that could go wrong did, listening to a Hiroshima survivor tell me about the day the bomb dropped.
Teach, Learn, Share
I feel that it is the human connections in this life that make it worth living and I believe CS is a great source for those interactions.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belize, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
New Zealand, United States