Voodoo Nomads by Nik Dean

The blue pill or the red .. The blue pill signifies being home with familiar surroundings. The red, Submerging into the unknown with the hook of just not knowing what lays ahead .. The most addictive pill for people in pursuit of having to know what they call Patagonia ..

Pink kitty
Pink kitty

We could feel their presence, the snapping snarling demons reaching out at our backs driving us forward faster and faster. Soon they were beside us running up and down pushing so close we couldn’t fall if we had tried. Suddenly the end of the lane was before us ending in a sharp balanced turn. Somewhere inside them the words of caution were lost to the sounds of the hellhounds careening beside them and they tucked into the two-lane turn at full speed. They could hear the fiend’s gruesome barking and feel their twisted grins as the front tire began skipping off the ground. The hellish sounds reached a climax as they pushed to go higher only to find their blackened and red steeds grip the earth and hold them down until they were through the turn with both tires firmly secured to the ground. The gates of hell began to close and the hounds slinked away as their snapping and snarling died away. They felt dazed and weary as they brought their speed back to a holy level and it was then that they realized what they have done. The thin barrier separating the world from what lies ahead had briefly opened calling out to them and they had obliged. Chuckling as the intoxication of death worked itself from their bodies they remembered the price of passage. Knowing they couldn’t pay the price . With bent heads and made a silent promise to themselves keep the hounds at bay. At least for the time being...

Pc: Drew Burbridge

Pc: Drew Burbridge

We clearly and gladly swallowed the red pill .. Only to face what was the greatest high or so we thought .. After setting out for a few weeks into the great unknown the modern day Wild West story of three Cowboys: Justin, 'the navigator' Chatwin; Drew 'the beetle Poop Kansas bbq King' and me .. Nik Dean 'aka the road poet aka the kitty' .. We all were in pursuit to find something to make us full . We were all leaving behind something we love at home, a wife, a girlfriend .. Or something else. For Justin It was a girlfriend he just hasn't met yet. We even made a video for her, weird but true . Breaking out of our everyday routine and stepping over the edge we set out on a month long adventure which we called the short way down .. Running away from all sense of responsibility or taking on new ones and making deals with the devil or gods to grant us safe passage through his or hers haunting beautiful playground . This might be the greatest test of ones will to seek what the unknown looks like .. It all started a year ago with a picture we found of the road to El Chalten, Argentina. Which sounds rather insane now writing it out .. Would of been easier just to fly there . But I suppose what fun is that? .. We wanted to blazed our own trail and have an adventure. Our reward, the road to el chalten. Patagonia showed us her true under belly, Flirting with us with her amazing roads and beautiful mountain skylines . How could you not fall in love with her. We were Hooked . And wanting more . In pursuit of filling our souls with this feeling of not knowing .. Still not knowing what we are meant to find .. And when we got to the road to El Chalten, I didn't feel any different . I mean, sure it was amazing to see . But it didn't fill me up. What I've realized that made this trip amazing was my friendship including my new one with Drew beetle Poop . The fact that you can call on someone and say lets do this impossible trip and not know what we are getting into and torture ourselfs to get there . You in ? That's what adventures all about. The journey with your best brotha beside you chargin and howling like wolfs and laughing when you lost the day . But you wake up the next day to charge at it all over again . That's what theses trips are all about, the memories you make with your Friends . To say hey Remember that time we thought it was a good idea to ........

The road to El Chalten

The road to El Chalten