Thanksgiving with the Paiute

This year one of our goals on the journey was to seek out some of the cultural and historical sites that the desert southwest has to offer. For Katie and myself, our public school education conspicuously lacked much of an indigenous history component. We want to make...
Finn Tracks a Cougar

Finn Tracks a Cougar

After two brutal days of driving through torrential downpour, heavy winds, and even a white out blizzard crossing the Sierra Nevada range, we finally made it to the Great Basin Desert in Northeast California. We went to bed in the sagebrush and juniper, familiar...
Desert School 2020

Desert School 2020

The start to our day: nature journaling As Covid cases began to spike in Washington we decided to pull Finn out of school for the last week before our trip. As the atmospheric river unleashed it’s fury on the northwest with wind and downpour, we decided that we might...