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Transforming a Deadly Routine into a Passionate One: Commence

Here goes nothing.

By: Zach Leon + Save to a List

I'll be honest, I don't really know what to say here. I'm sitting in a Starbucks between Mt. Rushmore and Badlands Natl. Park, in a place called Rapid City. It's small, there doesn't seem to be much going on, and parked outside is a big black van that is clearly being lived in; by my wife and I. Here's a short video we created that might resonate with more than a few of you.

I'll give you a second to recover from that wretched alarm sound we're all so fond of.

Okay cool.

Over the next 8 months, we'll be making our way over to and up through the east coast. We're trying to meet as many people, take as many photos, and create as many experiences as possible. If you're anywhere between South Dakota and let's just say Maine, we'd love to throw a high five your way, and maybe hop on a trail or two.

Here is where you can find us:

Instagram- @zachtheleon & @allietheleon

Twitter- @zachandallie

Website- zalleon.com

Here goes nothing.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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