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Jan 16th, 2011

Aguadilla soul surfersThe same low pressure system that closed the ATL airport hours after our plane hit the skies proceeded to bombard the coast of Puerto Rico with decent/good surf for the first 10 days of our adventure. While we would rather have seen blue skies and calm, green Caribbean waters, it was nice to witness a fever comparable to 6\" of rainfall in WNC. The surfers were going nuts. As part of the cultural detoxification process, we soaked in some ocean vibes and acclimatized to 3 weeks of living out of a Suzuki Aero.First off, Puerto Rico is not third-world, monopoly money cheap. Prices are comparable to mainland US and some things are more expensive. If you\'re on a scumbag budget there are a couple of key tips for the essentials :FOOD- RESTAURANTS: stay out of sit down restaurants- any restaurant with a waitstaff is generally outside the range of a scumbag budget -- LOOK FOR HEAT LAMPS: road food and street meat is the way to go, though be wary of any crusty looking fried items filled with hot......

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Dec 27th, 2010

She just showed up one morning, hungry and skittish outside our doorstep. The fridge was empty, save a few onions and an egg. Nick fried up the egg and thus El Juevo she became. She scumbags the pueblo by day and comes home to howl at vegetable trucks and waning moons by night. So now we have a dog in Argentina.I met David coming back from town, juggling two kilos of potatoes and three bottles of whiskey on a crowded bus. Nick and I had decided to host a Thanksgiving asada, so I went into Lujan to see what traditional foods I could find. Not so much, no turkey, no yams, not even good ketchup. Anyways I was coming home when I wound up sitting with David. It only took a minute to forgo our broken Spanish for some good ole red white and blue American. David was traveling alone after his failed attempt to rekindle a love story. He showed up on her doorstep unannounced after 5 years of silence. It was a luke warm reception followed shortly by the \"I\'m just not that into you\" conversation. Thus he was wandering abo......

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Dec 23rd, 2010

Seems like we had one good stompin rain in the fall of 2010, some parts of Western North Carolina received as much as 9 inches of rain. It was one of those occasions when everything was running and probably too high. I decided to hike down into the Narrows and see what a high water Green looks like, I knew it was going to be high but i didn\'t expect to see the notch under water. I\'m down here in Key West layin low for the holidays, really diggin the beer drinkin and no shirt part.Cheersarlyn-...

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Dec 13th, 2010

Expect a whole lot of both if you plan on visiting Argentina. A kiss on either cheek with a bit of tail in between.We camped beside Lake Mendoza our first few days in Potrerillos. After a chilly evening we awoke to the harsh rays of desert sun against red rocks and crackling creek beds. We had expected an oasis of vibrant wine vineyards but as the sun burned through the mountain breeze we found ourselves in an arid valley similar to the canyons of Utah. Apparently the region\'s renowned wineries are not due to natural environment but rather to its system of irrigation canals dating back to the Incas.That morning we walked along the lake to Rios Andinos (about five miles from town) to find no one had heard of any nicks. The owner, who had said there was work, and the head boatman, who actually doles out the work, hadn\'t spoken, so we were greeted by a somewhat polite \'who the fuck are you?\' (en espanol). After a few minutes of awkward explanations we were informed they didn\'t need any guides but to come back in......

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Dec 2nd, 2010

We met in Bogota on October 28\'th after being sniffed down by drug dogs. This was coming into Colombia. Huh. The next morning we arrived in Santiago to a crowd of Chilean taxi drivers hustling their services in a cacophony of Spanglish shouts. It was cold, with a fresh halo of snow capped peaks encircling the city. After 20ish hours of travel our driver dropped us off at a dive hotel to rest before venturing into the full throttled metropolis outside.Around lunch we headed into the heart of Santiago. The streets were busy with vendors of all varieties-- ice cream stands next to underwear tables smelling like the whole array of undefined street meat. Greasy teenagers and weathered city folk grouped beneath clouds of smoke, the bitter stench of tobacco clinging to hats and scarves. We ordered cigarettes with our cerveza in a late night cafe and set the alarm for the early bus out of town.The first bus to Curico left at 7am. After three hours of driving south, we crossed town with our backpacks, kayaking gear an......

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Aug 15th, 2010

If you have ever attended Homegrown, you know how the awards work. Each winner gets a kick ass prize package, a shot of Jager and a can of ice-cold PBR. In the past, Nick takes a shot with each winner so you can imagine how things could spiral downhill after 4 or 5 shots. . .10-12 shots . . .20 shots!! Actually, I'm surprised that he has been able to finish the show at all. Last year there was some confusion about the crowd decision for 1st place General Video, a camera got smashed, the jumbotron got knocked down, the Pabst brothers were found passed out spooning in a van, etc etc. But thats how we do it here at teamscum, so this isnt an apology, more of a disclaimer.So . . . . In response to allegations that we just give away all the Homegrown prizes to our friends, we invite you to meet the judges. The entries are evaluated by 3 unbiased celebrity judges who get together behind closed doors the Thursday before the show and diligently work through all the entries to decide 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable men......

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Aug 12th, 2010

With the fall approaching, colors beginning to change, rafting season slowing down, and free time starting to peak her little head around the corner, I've managed to collect a few images worth sharing from the luxurious Denali Park and surrounding areas.An alaskan summer night-time is more like a perpetual sunrise, never quite getting dark but full of colors.The fireweed flower blooms from the bottom up, then looses its petals in the same fashion. When the petals are all gone, fall is here and the fireweed turns fire red.Can you skin a griz cowboy???Sometimes even us raft guides try to blend in with the waddies, hanging out in fancy hotel porch's pretending like we're supposed to be there, drinking some of that brown drink, overlooking the nenana river and thousands of miles pristine wilderness.p.s.--where the hell is talkeetna???...

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Jul 17th, 2010

Here's a little Carnage Category Promo Vid to help get you motivated to send in an entry as well as some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the contest. . .FAQ1. What the hell is the 6th Annual HOMEGROWN Photo/Video Contests?Homegrown is an amateur photo/video contest that seeks to encourage creativity inspired by a lack of resources. Its also a great excuse to get together at the chattooga river and throw a party while showcasing amateur media in a live setting instead of sitting at home watching user submitted content on your computer. There will be am awards presentation, big-screen photo/video viewing, live reggae with CHALWA, and more.2. How do I know if I'm an amateur?If you are a paid paddler, photographer, or videographer then you are not an amateur. If you have average camera/computer equipment and are too broke to buy the rights to the music you use in your video, then you are probably an amateur and Homegrown is the right contest for you.3. Can I submit more than one entry?Absolutely.......

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Jul 16th, 2010

The summer is here and i have been hittin' that dusty ol' trail pretty hard. Most of my ramblings have been limited to Idaho and Montana, with a couple other states thrown in the mix for good measure. I have a pretty sweet work schedule which allows for ample amounts of no responsibility, I have been doing some kayaking and a whole bunch of life living. Here is a quick account and a few pictures from the summer as far as i have seen it.Teva Mtn Games:Turns out the Homesteak Creek race actually starts before the opening ceremonies in Vail so if you plan on attending that event you have to be on top of your shit. I got flooded out of my camp site in Vail and had to relocate in the middle of the night, somebody was nice enough to leave their trailer open for me to crash in.Turns out Idaho has some really amazing wilderness areas and an incredible amount of drainage's fed by peaks above 11 and 12 thousand feet. Check out some pictures from an unnamed peak near the East Fork of the Salmon in Custer County Idaho. ......

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Jun 30th, 2010

Do some permanent damage to your eardrums this saturday - Terrence Young, Yon and others are gonna make some noise at The Hookah Bar while Dieselboy and friends tear up CLUB828 -...

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