Afternoon Live: Local River Floats

13 07 2021

The river float is a cherished rite of summer here in the Northwest. Last week I was on Afternoon Live to discuss the particulars and recommend some of the best spots in the area. You can watch the segment here.

Floating on Washington’s Cowlitz River.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: 5 Adrenaline-Fueled Adventure Hubs

17 04 2021

My latest for Northwest Travel & Life Magazine lists five Northwest towns that specialize in certain outdoor activities. Click here to read the PDF version,

Juneau, Alaska




Explore Oregon Podcast: 15 Favorite Hikes Near Salem

15 04 2021

I was back on the Explore Oregon Podcast recently. This time, the hosts and I came up with a list of our favorite hikes within an hour of Salem. Click here to listen.

Trail scene along the McDonald-Dunn New-growth/Old-growth Loop.




Afternoon Live: Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene

14 04 2021

My latest Afternoon Live appearance is all about the new book, Best Easy Day Hikes Salem and Eugene. Click here to watch the segment.





Visit Bellevue: Waterfall Wanderings

3 04 2021

This is a story that I wrote for Aspire, a digital publication put out by Visit Bellevue. I really like what they did with it – made the story sing! Click here to check it out.





Northwest Travel & Life Magazine: Hiking the National Wildlife Refuges of the Willamette Valley

30 03 2021

I’ve always enjoyed NWR’s for their natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities. But I never really considered them as places that possess many viable hiking options. However, the pandemic caused me to reassess the things that I wanted in a hike. I always sought out things like solitude and lesser-visited trails – something that NWR’s always offer. But they also often provide miles of wide dirt, gravel, or maintenance road trails that are great for social distancing. And so this story idea was born from last year’s new-found appreciation of hiking in NWR’s. Click here to read it.





Afternoon Live: Socially Distant Activities You Can Do This Spring Break

19 03 2020

Taking the family on lesser-visited outdoor excursions is a great way to stay healthy, keep spirits up, and maintain social distance. On my latest Afternoon Live segment, I list some Portland-area trails that accomplish all three. Click here to watch.





Alaska Beyond Magazine: Winter Walks on Mount Hood

12 01 2020

My first story for Alaska Beyond Magazine is onboard now! If you’re not taking a flight anytime soon, you can check it out here 🙂





AAA Journey Magazine

14 09 2018

My first story for AAA Journey Magazine details my favorite fall hikes on the Oregon Coast. Click here to read it.

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Afternoon Live: Happy Camper Quiz Part 2

20 08 2018

I returned to Afternoon Live last week to finish giving Tra’ the Happy Camper Quiz. Click here for the segment landing page.

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