Month: November 2019

NavigaDesigns – my new project

NavigaDesigns – my new project

All my travels and adventures, along with my background in GIS and cartography, have inspired me to create something that I think it pretty cool: a line of apparel and products featuring beautiful cartographic designs. NavigaDesigns products will be available soon!

Navigating the Rebelle Series, part 1

Navigating the Rebelle Series, part 1

In this series I will be sharing some of my expertise and knowledge on the skills and gear needed to be well prepared for the Rebelle Rally or other similar navigation events. While this is geared mainly towards new and prospective Rebelles, I hope some…

2019 Rebelle Rally Overview

2019 Rebelle Rally Overview

This year I returned to the Rebelle as the Navigator for team Fast n’ Curious (#145). Isn’t that the coolest team name? My teammate, Kris Vockler, 2nd time Rebelle and CEO of ICD High Performance Coatings, was the driver. Although I had been planning to skip 2019 and compete in 2020, I received a call about 6 weeks prior to the Rebelle that Kris needed a teammate. We had never met, but through phone conversations decided we would be a great fit. We worked well as a team and had so much fun this year!

The course this year was absolutely stunning and a lot of fun to drive and navigate. We spent time in Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, some of the incredible public lands of Nevada, OHV areas such as Trona Pinnacles and Johnson Valley, and finally, of course, the Glamis Sand Dunes.

2018 Rebelle Rally Overview

2018 Rebelle Rally Overview

In 2018 I competed in the Rebelle Rally as Team 179. The Rebelle Rally is a navigational rally raid, using only map and compass, no GPS. It is the longest offroad competition in the United States, spanning 2000+ kilometers from Lake Tahoe to San Diego over…