Afternoon Live: “Happy Camper” Quiz

30 06 2018

Last week on Afternoon Live, I tested Tra’s wilderness knowledge with a “Happy Camper” quiz, and my mom made a guest appearance! Click here to watch the results 🙂

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Afternoon Live: Gorge Hikes You Can Take Today!

4 06 2018

The Eagle Creek Fire forever changed the way that we will experience the Gorge. And certainly the way we hike it. This week on Afternoon Live I listed my favorite Gorge hikes that are currently open, as well as when you might be able to visit some of your other favorites. Click here for the segment landing page with video.

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Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: 5 Amazing Waterfall Hikes

3 05 2018

My latest for Northwest Travel Magazine covers some familiar territory for me – waterfall hikes! Click here to check out the PDF version.

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Cascade Hiker Podcast

14 02 2018

I was on the Cascade Hiker Podcast recently to talk about guidebooks, travel writing, and forest fires – among some other hiking related topics. Click here to check it out.

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Afternoon Live: Best Campsites to Book Now for Summer

2 05 2017

Some places are popular with good reason. Old-growth forest, river access, and hiking trails are just some of the reasons area campgrounds fill up fast. Today on Afternoon Live, I shared a list of my favorite popular campgrounds that you should reserve space in now if you want to experience them this summer. And you can watch me squeeze an LL Cool J reference into Stub Stewart State Park. Click here to watch.

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OnTrak Magazine: The Outdoors, Out of the Ordinary

21 04 2017

My latest for OnTrak Magazine explores the conceptual space above tents but below cabins – tipis and yurts! Read the article to discover some of the best and most unique alternative camping options in the Northwest. Click here to read it. Photo – Tipi Village Retreat

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Northwest Travel & Life: Spring Getaway in Ketchikan, Alaska

25 01 2017

I love Alaska, and I’m particularly fond of Ketchikan……but in the spring!? Yep. From the article:

Visit Alaska in spring. Depending on what you’re looking for in a getaway, that’s a sentence that might not pass logical muster the first time around. But narrow the scope to Southeast Alaska—the bridge between the Pacific Northwest and the Great White North. That changes things a bit. And if you’re the type of traveler who prefers to avoid the crowds and the cruise ships, maybe spring starts to look a little more attractive. Perhaps you’re the sort who enjoys a more authentic travel experience coupled with the smaller price tag of a shoulder season. If all of that floats your boat and you don’t mind packing an extra layer and shouldering up to locals for coffee in the morning, then trust me, you want to visit Alaska in the spring. Towards the southern fringe of the Tongass National Forest, just about as southeast as you can get while still being Alaska, sits a personal favorite: Ketchikan.”

Click here to read the whole thing.

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