Five years ago four strapping young men settled into McNary Dorm on the outskirts of the Oregon State University campus. It was in this dorm, on the fifth floor where a goofy, long legged hometown boy first connected with a fiery, bleach blond product of “The ‘poose” (Scappoose) over camping in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. These two boys met a gangly rock climber from the depths of the Appalachian Mountains (pronounced with hard a’s, not those garbage soft a’s northerners prefer) who befriended a scrawny Seattleite with a mop of curly hair.
These four boys became good friends and eventually (arguably?) men together, sharing a multitude of adventures- driving cross-country, shushing down steep slopes, climbing ridiculous routes, backpacking tough trails, disc golfing on sunny afternoons, and drinking IPA at local watering holes.
A year and a half ago after a few (many?) northwest nectars (IPA), someone suggested that we drive our butts through Central America. While most booze induced ideas fizzle in the bright sun of the morning, this seriously far out idea grew into a serious thought, and grew further into a serious plan.
Who? Brian VerWey, Elliott Finn, James Teeter, Josh Courtney
What? We are driving to Darien, Panama.
When? We plan on Departing on January 3rd, 2014.
Where? We will be traveling through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Why? Because we enjoy each others company, love adventure, and cannot get enough of the outdoors. Camping through Central America will give us an incredible perspective on the land. We cannot wait to get out.
How? We are in the process of outfitting a beautiful rig for our four-month trek.
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