To everyone who supported Mike Off The Map in 2014, thank you for your support, for the readership, for making these adventures and these experiences real. We’ve already started planning big for the next year, and in the next few months, I’ll be announcing several big surprises and a “secret project” that I aim to […]Read more "Thank You"
Every adventurer knows the soul crushing feeling of having to turn around before the summit. It’s a heartbreaking yet necessary call when there is just no way to continue safely. The story of my 2012 attempt on Rainier, my first glacier climb and my first true peak, was a huge learning experience. After dreaming of […]Read more "Going Back: Four Summits in One Year"
When people tell me to go to hell: Usually in the form of people cutting me off on the interstate, I take it with a shrug, a fist, or a vigorous shaking of the head. When my friend Adam of Hiking The Trail approached me and asked me if I’d like to join a trip […]Read more "#HellHikeAndRaft: To Hell With Pleasure"
Happy Halloween everyone! On Sunday October 28th, I marked the official one year anniversary of launching Mike Off The Map, my project which started as a chronicle of my journeys and now has turned into something so much bigger. It’s been an incredible first year of stories, adventures, and new friends and future travel partners […]Read more "Thoughts On A Year of Blogging and My Competition Results!"
I am a constant, ceaseless, and sudden traveller. I like planning trips on a whim, I don’t like to wait too long between ideas and action, and if I see an opportunity i’ll take it at any cost. My recent jaunt through the Northwest from conception to execution was planned out in the span of a few […]Read more "Travel Cheap and Travel Often: The Laws to Traveling On A Whim"
I decided to borrow this interesting tidbit from the excellent Morning Fresh blog, run by my good friend and fellow Lazy Lizarder, Katie Boue. It’s a chance to look back at my travels from the very start: The exciting moments, the scary, and the downright bizarre. Welcome to my life.Read more "My A to Z Travels: Recollections of a Nomad"