Family travels from Tuolumne County to Argentina in a van
She was a climber and carried a pager and walkie-talkie for Yosemite Search-and-Rescue. He was a climber who worked for a tree crew in the national park.
The couple met and married in Tuolumne Meadows and later started building their dream home on Sawmill Mountain Road months before the 2013 Rim Fire exploded. They eventually grew weary of their day jobs in the Bay Area, pulled their 6-year-old daughter out of kindergarten, and undertook a daring road trip from Tuolumne County to Argentina that began in September 2017.
Their journey covered more than 29,000 miles in three-and-a-half years. They traveled in the wake of an 8.2-magnitude earthquake, dodged hurricanes, and faced an angry mob in Mexico. They skirted the roadless jungle of Darien Gap between Panama and Columbia. They mixed …
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