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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Afternoon Live: Presidents’ Day Getaways

17 02 2017

My latest appearance on Afternoon Live was about outdoor getaways for the long weekend: hiking, kayaking, skiing, cycling – something for everyone! Click here to watch the segment.

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Cascade Journal: Hike with the Old Folks

18 10 2016

The fall 2016 issue of Cascade Journal Magazine features a cover photo and story I wrote about old-growth hikes. Get it on newsstands now or read it online here.

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1859 Magazine: Grinding to a Halt in Hells Canyon

10 10 2016

My first piece for 1859 Magazine is a personal essay about how nature cures what ails you. In this case, my teeth grinding. Pick it up on newsstands now or click here to read the online version.

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Portland Today: Fall Family Hikes

25 09 2016

Earlier this week I was a guest on a local morning show, Portland Today, to discuss Fall Family Hikes. Click here to watch the segment.

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Tillamook Coast: The Kings Mountain Trail

19 09 2016

If you’re looking for some exercise in the Oregon Coast Range, look no further than Kings Mountain. From the article:

“The trail that leads up to the summit of Kings Mountain is a 2.5-mile long hurt locker disguised as a hiking path. I’m sure there are some of you out there that would go merrily traipsing up the mountain, breaking nary a sweat while pausing only to take in nature’s glory. Well, that’s not most of us. The hike gains 2,500 feet over the course of that 2.5 miles. For those of you scoring at home, 1,000 feet of elevation gain per mile is quite the steady clip. And for the lion’s share of hikers out there, that’s a thigh-burning mettle-tester. And if you’ve got bad knees, bad balance, or bad luck, the hike down the mountain won’t be much of a picnic either. But as with most hikes of its ilk, there are rewards beyond caloric expenditure.”

Click here to read the whole thing.

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