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Gear, gear, and more gear! (November edition)
November 2, 2017
This month's gear round up includes an innovative weather app, caffeinated soaps, a featherweight dog bowl, casual hydration, and a guide to the best adventure spots on the Las Vegas Strip that aren't actually on the Strip. And of course, the latest edition of THE mountaineer's bible. full story

Thru-hiking 101: The Loowit Trail around Mount Saint Helens
August 26-28, 2017
30 miles around an active volcano sounds exactly like my idea of a good time. full story and photos

Melting down (and recovering) in the Buckhorn Wilderness
August 18-20, 2017
Everybody responds to stress on the trail differently. Be prepared to handle your little's meltdown and everybody will be happier. full story and photos

Volcano Mountaineering 101: Mt. Bachelor, glissades, and BUTTERFLIES!
August 8, 2017
Clara's first volcano climb was an easy, non-technical peak, but there was still plenty to learn. full story and photos

OMG! It's a butterfly STORM! We're all DOOMED! (Mount McLoughlin was AMAZING!)
August 6, 2017
If only I could have put little harnesses on them I could have flown all the way back to the trailhead. full story and photos

Exploring new sports: Kayaking on the Deschutes
August 5, 2017
Whoa whoa whoa! There seems to be very little hiking in a kayaking adventure. What is going on? full story and photos

How soon we forget: Remembering summer at the beginning of autumn
August 3, 2017
Can you believe I'm fondly looking back on the 90F weather of summer? full story and photos

Not a fan of forest fires
August 2, 2017
This year has sucked for fires. They started early and just won't quit. This is an evening back in August when the valley was full of smoke. Still, we had it easy. There was only one small fire even remotely close to us. It made for pretty sunsets, but I think maybe we'll pass next year. full-size photo

Um... Where are we going? (The magic of going off-trail in the Wilderness)
July 30, 2017
The mountains are a lot more adventurous when you're not following in someone else's footprints. full story and photos

Gear, gear, and more gear! (September edition)
September 1, 2017
This month's gear round up includes purple pants, swampy underwear, gum that brushes your teeth, a mosquito spray that shields you from the sun, and the best GPS app. full story

Note to self: Stop hiking for three weeks and you're going to pay for it
July 27, 2017
Alta Mountain might not have been the best choice for my first hike after Washington, D.C., but it was an amazing trip nonetheless. full story and photos

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