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The Carretera Austral was like our kayak trip through the Inside Passage, but on bikes. Mountains, glaciers, rivers, and forests in all directions, easy campsites with all the amenities, and the peace of mind that only great wilderness can bring. Riding through Patagonia brought back pleasant memories from the early days of ATripSouth, reminding us to thank Seaward Kayaks, whose support we could not have left home without.
In June of 2012, a group of Juneau-grown friends embarked on the experience of a lifetime. Before we get too old and ripe, each of us has a desire to become more intimately connected to the world in which we live by experiencing it first hand, one day at a time. This trip is a chance to be swallowed by the customs and cultural traditions of each area that we travel through. After graduating from our respective universities, we kayaked from our hometown of Juneau, Alaska through the inside passage to Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The trip has continued as we jumped onto bicycles and are currently following the road system along the Pacific coast through Central and South America to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.
A primary focus of this trip is not the end date and time but rather the journey itself. For this reason we have only set loose guesses as to how long different sections will take to complete. We are planning for the unexpected. Whether that means falling in love with a specific region or culture that demands more time or a realization of new possibilities which may turn our straight line route into a jigsaw’s path. Whatever the outcome, we have decided that this is our chance, and one that we must take.
Searching for communities connected to places
Seeking a healthy and quality experience of the Americas
Sharing virtues of localization to advance the global happiness
Showing cultural perspectives in a film inspired by locations and adventures