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Go West Continued…Western South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek, South Dakota | 0 comments

Left Brookings, South Dakota and my great girlfriend on Saturday and headed West towards Montana where I will be filming a wildlife/hunting show for the next three months. During the 12 hour drive to Billings, Montana I moved through the plains of the Northwest and watched the gradual change in the landscape.  While travelling many of the same paths as the Lewis and Clarke expedition I felt as if I was living a history book. Many of the rivers and mountains I stopped to photograph were historical markers where either Lewis, Clarke, or Sacagawea had paved the way West. While travelling across the plains I began to grasp the harshness of the terrain. The dry climate has caused a land void of life and full of run down remnants of past boom days.  Old crumbling ranches, abandoned cars, and rusty farm equipment litter...

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First day out in Montana and the Mountain Lion Run In

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Go West U.S., Montana, Places to Trek | 2 comments

This was my first day out in the Montana wilderness and I have already had a once in a life time experience. A cougar came out of the trees and sat staring at us in the middle of the road. Many people live there their whole lives and never see one....

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Go West-South Dakota

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Go West U.S., Places to Trek, South Dakota | 0 comments

Started the engine in Pennsylvania and bolted off like a bat out of hell towards the West Coast. The stir crazy feeling of staying put in one place for too long had finally become too heavy for me to handle.  Just in the nick of time I was invited to head to Montana to film a wildlife hunting show for Dan Bantley’s show “Taxidermy Trails” which airs on the Outdoor Channel. I originally planned on flying, but when I found out my girlfriend had been offered a job at South Dakota State University I decided it was better to drive plus it fit more into the adventurers spirit-style of travel.  I prepared my mental state by reading “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a book that follows a man and his son on a motorcycle trip across the Northwest which becomes less of...

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The List of Truths

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I kept getting this weird feeling that everything was a lie.  I knew this couldn’t be true so I sat down and tried to outline what was causing me to feel this way.  During this search for the lie my eyes were opened up to a whole new world that runs parallel to our own full of truths and reality, but which has been altered by the artifacts of the human race .  This world is much like our own, but what it contains is the pure truths that haven’t been altered to fit our reality.  What I started then to realize was that we live in a world of competing “truths” where only certain ones are not man-made and are the natural truths. So, I wanted to start a list that  sheds light on the  natural “truths” of this world that seem...

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New Orleans and the Dark Side of Human Debauchery

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Go East USA, New Orleans, Places to Trek | 0 comments

Started to look through my old photos of New Orleans to try black and white. What I found is it brought to my attention a whole new theme of New Orleans debauchery. In color the photos I chose were fiesta themed, but the black and white photos began to show the dark side of New Orleans....

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Canoe Creek State Park

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Go East USA, National Parks, Places to Trek | 0 comments

Took the dog for a hike around Canoe Creek State Park.  I should have gotten better photos, but my she decided to chase away all the deer. From the Parks website- http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/canoecreek/index.htm The beautiful, 958-acre Canoe Creek State Park features a 155-acre lake, wetlands, old fields and mature forests, which provide critical habitat for migrating birds and for one of the largest bat colonies in the Commonwealth. The lake is popular for fishing year-round. Hikers enjoy the trails that wind through the many habitats. Picnicking, swimming at the beach, enjoying educational programs, and staying the night in a modern cabin are also popular activities. Picnicking: Scenic, shaded areas on the east and west sides of the park provide many options for picnics and gatherings. There are picnic tables, charcoal grills and charcoal disposal units. Three picnic pavilions are available...

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Prince Gallitzin State Park

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Go East USA, National Parks, Places to Trek | 0 comments

My camping trip to Prince Gallitzin State Park. From the Park Website-http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/princegallitzin/index.htm Prince Gallitzin Prince Gallitzin State Park is named for Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin. Born in Holland (Netherlands) on December 22, 1770, he was the only son of Prince Dimitri Alexievitch Gallitzin, Russian Ambassador to Holland, and his wife Amalia Von Schmettau Gallitzin. In 1792, young Gallitzin arrived in the United States and became intrigued at the contrast between the terrible social and political state of France and the civil and religious liberty that had become fundamental principles in the social structure of the new country. He determined to devote his life to being a Catholic priest and entered the Sulpician Seminary in Baltimore. On March 18, 1795, Gallitzin was ordained as one of the earliest people in the United States upon whom the full orders of the...

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South African Adventure To Rastafarian Community

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Africa, Places to Trek | 3 comments

South African Adventure To Rastafarian Community By: Evan McCaffrey During my freshman year of at West Virginia University I began to get a strong sense of restlessness and un-fulfillment. At the time I was reading a novel called Henderson and the Rain King. A story written by Saul Bellow of a spiritual journey of a rich middle-aged man who feels unfulfilled with his life and travels to Africa to discover his true identity . In the novel Henderson asks if every man has his Africa? This question stuck with me and instead of taking it figuratively, like it was meant to be, I went to my student exchange office and signed up to study abroad in South Africa. After working all summer to pay for the trip I arrived at Stellenbosch University. I immediately fell in love with the...

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