Rob Auston

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I started my career at Accenture in Washington, DC. I later packed up my car and headed West to Denver, CO. The plan was to stay a few months, but ten years later it is still home. During this time I worked in technology at Exclusive Resorts and Vail Resorts. In 2014, I took the plunge and started my first company and have since founded two more that have also failed. I write about my three passions: the outdoors, travel & technology. Connect with me on Twitter @rauston.

May, 2017

  • 8 May

    3 Days on the West Coast Wilderness Trail

    In the midst of the Southern Alps on the West Coast of New Zealand, lie a series of tracks carved by pioneering gold-miners. Today these old tracks, together with extensive water races, logging tramways and historic railway lines, form the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Summary Riding the West Coast of New Zealand …

April, 2017

  • 14 April

    Cycling the Clutha Gold & Roxburgh Gorge Combo

    The Clutha Gold Trail showcases the area’s history of early Maori moa hunters, Chinese gold miners, European pastoral farming, mining and railways. The Roxburgh Gorge Trail provides a spectacular ride following the Clutha River. The trail offers the opportunity to explore one of the most unique landscapes in New Zealand, …

  • 13 April

    The Otago Central Rail Trail in Two Days

    The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 150-kilometre cycling track in the South Island of New Zealand. A pioneering project for New Zealand, the trail runs in an arc between Clyde and Middlemarch, along the route of the former Otago Central Railway. The trail has become a popular destination, with 10,000-12,000 users per …