August 30, 2014
Jeannie spent the past few days showing off little Mason to our friends and family in Portland, which gave me the opportunity to get out on another adventure...
August 25, 2014
It has been a long time since I've been backpacking. Having a child will do things like that...
July 08, 2014
Yeah, I was pretty hesitant at first. Camping with a 10 month old seemed like misery, but I also really wanted to see some mountains. To walk in alpine meadows. To look at the stars.
June 03, 2014
Looking for ways to inject small bits of adventure into our daily lives...
April 13, 2014
Today was a hike to a mountain lake, which is pretty nice since it's mid-April and mountain lakes in the Northwest aren't supposed to melt out until July.
April 12, 2014
Last week: walking through cactus, yucca, and a sparse desert landscape to a hidden palm oasis. This week: walking along a rushing, clear, and cold river, through tall trees and a totally lush and verdant understory. Quite the change.
April 06, 2014
I really didn't have a plan today, other than explore some of the maze of trails at Cuyamaca State Park. I ended up creating a nice 12.5 mile loop, that took me up near to the top Cuyamaca Peak.
April 05, 2014
Sometimes when it's 45 degrees and sprinkling, and you're wearing shorts, it's the universe trying to tell you that you should be somewhere else. Sometimes you're rewarded for listening.
March 30, 2014
I need adventure. I haven't been able to do any large adventures recently, so for now, small, one-day explorations will have to do. These aren't necessarily always about exploring new stuff, but more like exploring new ways of doing the familiar...
We started walking north from the Mexican Border. Six months and over 2600 miles later, we emerged several miles into Canada. Along the way, we walked through deserts, dense forests, and spectacular mountains.
Missing the scenery and freedom experienced on the PCT, we set off again to walk. This time, we spent a month hiking through Colorado from Denver to Durango. The scenery was great and the weather was wild!
Early in 2011, we had the privelage of spending three months in Japan. We sampled much of the country, spending time in Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Hakata, and Kagoshima.
Ctitch is a small note-taking tool that I started working on sometime in 2011. It's an ongoing work-in-progress, but
allows users to store notes, bookmarks, images, quotes, and to-do lists.
Strymr is my attempt at organizing the internet. I know, I should be thinking bigger. Strymr currently pulls in articles and blog posts on a variety of topics, automatically updating and gathering imagery throughout the day.
TrailsNW started as a collection of a few of my favorite hikes, but has grown a bit and allows other visitors to submit trail descriptions, upload images, interact with the site's message board, and log their hikes.