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Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, guide, and published author based out of Portland, Oregon. He wrote as the Portland Hiking Examiner for Examiner.com and authored the bi-weekly column Portland Family Outdoors for Craigmore Creations. In addition to online writing for Travel Oregon, Eater Portland, Red Tricycle, and Tillamook Coast, his work has appeared in Northwest Travel & Life, 1859, Portland Monthly, Cascade Journal, Canoe & Kayak and Backpacker Magazines. He is the author of the guidebooks Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon, Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, and the soon to be released 25 Hikes on the Tillamook Coast. He is also a contributing author for the titles Hiking Waterfalls in Washington and the Best Dog Hikes Oregon.

He was the co-host of the KEEN HybridLife Radio Show for its duration and is a recurring monthly guest on the television program, Afternoon Live, as an outdoors and travel expert. As a brand ambassador, he represents KEEN Footwear and Terminal Gravity Brewing. Adam is also a professional guide, giving tours that include the Epicurean Excursion and Flavor Street tours for Portland Walking Tours and the Waterfalls & Wine tours for Evergreen Escapes.

Contact him at adam.n.sawyer@gmail.com

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17 responses

5 07 2011
Outdoor parents, outdoor kids | KEEN HybridLife Radio

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9 04 2012
Ross Jonak

Have you been to the Cape Horn Trail yet? I went yesterday. Nice hike. Part of it is closed until July for peregrine falcon nesting season. Damn peregrine falcons always getting in my way. Someone spent a pretty penny on the Nancy Russell Overlook on the trail. Usually an overlook means a good view and don’t step too close to the edge, but this overlook has a full on stone structure.
http://www.capehorntrail.org/

9 04 2012
AdamSawyer.com

Hey Ross, how have you been? The Cape Horn trail is a gem! I had the privilege of re-routing some of the upper trail 2 years ago with the Trails Skills College. Before that is was essentially a volunteer maintained boot path. You should definitely come back when the lower trail is open. It makes for a great loop!

6 07 2012
katelynmurf

This is inspiring for someone from cubicle land!

4 10 2012
AdamSawyer.com

Thanks katelynmurf…..I hope you get out someday 🙂

10 12 2012
hikingtohealthy

I have nominated you for the Liebster award check out my post with all the rules and information! I just love what you are doing here!

22 01 2013
Rob Moses

Dude, that is awesome!!!! Sounds like you did the right thing and are really enjoying life! I am enjoying mine too, but you have take’n it to the extreme. I love it.

22 01 2013
AdamSawyer.com

Thanks Rob! I love your site, keep up the good work!

22 01 2013
Rob Moses

Thanks 🙂

22 01 2013
Travel Spirit

I went to Tour Directing school in San Fran over a year ago and can now lead people on trips around the world. I haven’t really sought out the jobs yet. Went on two big trips this year (Africa – 6 weeks) and (solo 6-week road trip through US). Anyway, we have a lot in common! Glad you’re happy!! ~Sherry~

5 02 2013
AdamSawyer.com

Thanks, Sherry!

5 02 2013
gallivance.net

Hi Adam, Congratulations on the inspiring life change! James and I went through a similar thing a while ago and never looked back – it was SO liberating. Wishing you all the best, Terri

5 02 2013
AdamSawyer.com

Thanks folks 🙂

29 06 2013
miriamscody

Much love for P-town! I grew up spending every Christmas and Thanksgiving in Portland, and partying there pretty often in my later years (love the music festivals at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains). My grandparents and mom still live in Estacada and I have an aunts and uncles in Gresham and in the SE. Done a lot of exploring at oxbow park, Eagle Fern park, and every wide spot in the road along the Clackamas River (gorgeous!) I’m excited to be following your blog!

29 07 2013
AdamSawyer.com

Thanks so much!! I’m in love with your blog, by the way 🙂

3 03 2014
bubbasuess

I hope you don’t mind my asking this, but would you be willing to answer some questions about working with Falcon Guides and related subjects? Any help or advice you might have would REALLY be appreciated! Thanks!

3 03 2014
AdamSawyer.com

Hi Bubbasuess! No trouble at all. If you email me at adam.n.sawyer@gmail.com with your questions, I’d be happy to answer to the best of my ability 🙂 Thanks!

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