I’m a Brand Ambassador for Mountain House!

24 07 2017

It’s a privilege and an honor to be able to represent companies that I have a great respect for as well as a passion for their product. Now, in addition to KEEN Footwear and Terminal Gravity Brewing, I am proud to announce that I am a Brand Ambassador for Mountain House! If you follow my Facebook page, there will be the opportunity for some exclusive product discounts in the future 🙂

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2014 Gift Guide for the Outdoor Lover

8 12 2014

My annual gift guide for Examiner.com features my all-time favorite sleeping system for backpacking (the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed) and a game-changer for coffee on the go (the GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press.) Click here to check it out!

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Backpacker Magazine: Ice Lake

13 10 2014

In my first article for Backpacker Magazine I detail the epic overnight trip to Ice Lake in eastern Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness. Read about it in the October issue of Backpacker or check it out online here.

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Picture of the Week: Ice Lake

29 08 2013

Last week I took a quick overnight backpacking trip to track some waterfalls for the forthcoming Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon guidebook. Of course the waterfalls were great, but the view of Ice Lake from my tent in the morning was a jaw-dropper. Known as the “Oregon Alps,” the Wallowa Mountains certainly lived up to their reputation on this warm, summer morning. Click on pic for larger view.

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Picture of the Week: Breakfast at Burnt Lake

24 09 2012

This is a shot from last weekend’s backpacking trip to Burnt Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest. We arrived the prior afternoon to a lake socked in by clouds and fog. We woke up to this. Click on pic for larger image.





Portland Family Outdoors: Indian Heaven

13 09 2012

“Located within the ever-impressive Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the 20,782 acre Indian Heaven Wilderness manages to live up to its lofty title. The sub-alpine volcanic plateau is home to about 175 swimmable/fishable lakes, vast wildflower meadows, and in late summer and early fall, huckleberries! Lots and lots of huckleberries—more huckleberries than you can shake a stick at. Because of these and a long list of other attributes, the area that is now known as Indian Heaven has been a gathering place for native tribes for the last 10,000 years or so. Known as Sahalee Tyee, the area was where tribes would meet to pick berries, hunt, fish, and more recently, race horses. Indian Heaven continues to have significance to local tribes, with some of the wilderness closed off to the public.” Click here to read the rest of the column.





Picture of the Week: Indian Heaven Wilderness

29 08 2012

The picture of the week is a bit delayed this time around because I was backpacking. Well here’s what was keeping me away from the computer. This was sunrise yesterday morning from my camp at Lake Sahalee Tyee in the Indian Heaven Wilderness. (Click on photo for larger image).