First vanventure in the Bumble Beast

As most of you already know I purchased a giant yellow van a couple months back and I now live in it full time. One week ago I found a new best friend and vanmate. Introducing the two (and Nacho),
The Bumble Beast and Stoke: welcome to your new adventurous life!
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The ideas behind living in a van were simple- to save money and to be outside as much as possible.
I have created this blog to keep track of my adventures and to share my life with my family and friends, most of which live very far away. Since writing has never been a strong point for me I will stick to mostly pictures, enjoy!

The first out of town adventure took us to Sonora Pass. A beautiful area with a shocking abundance of climbing and good ski lines galore.
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This was one of Tuesday’s climb spots with the next days ski spot in the background. Same shot this time with Court
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For those of you who don’t know, this is Nacho the wonderpup. He likes to shred pow, catch air, spaz out, and climb. Ok, ok he just watches the humans climb but he sure does look good while he does it!
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Some of the approaches were a bit burley for a young 3 month old pup. Good thing nacho was kind enough to let Stoke use his most favorite ruffwear pack.
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But there were also easy approaches. My main man/ankle biter :-)
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A couple more climbing shots
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Court on Hexcentric, a relatively easy climb on one of the coolest rock formations I’ve ever seen.
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Stoke enjoys a sunset nap as we finish up on the rock
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Followed by cuddle time in the van
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A rejuvenated Stoke is ready to go after a great nights sleep.
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Today Stoke learns about snow. Ahhhh! How do the brakes work on this white cold stuff??
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It didn’t take him long to get the hang of it
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Stoke and I on the up
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A perfect spot for a celebratory beer
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Followed by yet another nap time of course
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Stokes first ski!
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Vanventuring is hard mom! Here he is hiding from the next adventure which lucky for him was just the drive back home to Tahoe.
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Where he learned to swim! It was a weekend of firsts for Stoke and I think he likes his new life :-)
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