These are some of the various adventures of my life.

A Much Needed Adventure that Tore the Heartstrings

I haven't been able to get into the out of doors since Memorial Day weekend. It has really drug me down to be cooped up inside. Since going back to school, I have been really busy as I crammed a full-time school schedule into 7.5 weeks this summer. It has been a blast...

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Why Government Should Increase Outdoor Access

Introduction I have worked in the outdoor industry for the past 8 years. Along with this, I have spent my entire life in outdoor spaces. From an early age, I experienced the value of getting into the outdoors. Since having a family of my own I have seen the value in...

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Spring Break 2017

With a week off of school and both of us having flexible schedules currently it was due time for some adventure. It has been since our Northwest trip last summer that we have been on an extended road trip. We were in desperate need of some time wandering. We planned...

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A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

Whenever I head to the desert I am amazed. I am amazed at the fight for life, the beauty to behold, the tranquility, and certainly the heat. As we headed out to Southern California we decided to make a couple of stops that we have never made before. We've certainly...

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Ski Touring with My Wife

When I found a girl that I wanted to seriously date I took her up on hikes and in the mountains. I needed to be sure that she could handle what I grew up doing. I needed someone that respected the land that we enjoy. I needed someone that could engage in any level of...

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First Ski Tour of 2017

Winter makes everything appear a little differently. I really enjoy getting up into the Wahsatch this time of year as the scenery looks vastly different than it does in the spring summer and fall. It's a great opportunity to go and feel the peace and serenity that is...

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My 2016 Year In Review

As I take a look back over the course of 2016 there is much to be thankful for. It has been a year full of blessings and adventure. We have been blessed in so many ways. I've been able to explore more of the world that God has created for us. And often, I've been able...

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A Day of Skiing the Uintah Mountains

Only a few small clouds dotted the sky and the landscape was covered in white as I descended into a see of powdery fluff. Still learning to ski the soft stuff, I enjoyed every turn nonetheless. Skiing off of a peak that rises up nearly 11,000 feet in the Uintah...

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The Power of Wild Spaces

As I walk alone, my thoughts find a gentleness as the breeze that blows around me. I experience a soothing calm that is enriched by being in the moment. I have found tranquility. This is the feeling that I long for when I step outside. It is this moment that got me up...

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A Fishing Weekend

Wow! What a weekend! It was so great to get away for a couple of days. I needed this recharge. Thursday night, I headed up to meet Brian Beckstead for an early morning. I was going to sleep in a hammock, but because there were no trees it made that pretty impossible....

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Visiting Multnomah Falls

What's a trip to Portland and the Columbia Gorge with Multnomah Falls?  These falls aren't the largest or widest, but they certainly are iconic. The view from the highway is good, but it is worth fighting the crowds to see it from the base and the bridge. If...

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Running Olympic National Park

I am an adventure runner. While working expos and talking with interested customers with Altra I would often here the response, "Oh, I'm not a runner." I'd then ask how much they do run and I'd hear, "oh, only a few miles 2-3 times a week." I consider that a runner...

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Lopez Island

Since we've been married my wife has told me of this place on the Puget Sound that she visited once in her youth. She always made it sound magical. I wasn't sure what stood out to her more, the trip up and back or the stay on the island. Well, we just rediscovered...

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Seattle Tour on Northwest Road Trip

Today's video blog recaps the fourth day of our Northwest road trip as a family. After an adventurous night spent in a Washington State rest stop, we continued on to Seattle to enjoy some culture, heights, ice cream, fish throwing and more. After Seattle we made our...

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Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park

A glorious and rainy day was spent in Mt. Rainier National Park. En route to Seattle we wanted to make the most of the adventure. We decided instead of the quicker trip up through Boise, Tri-Cities, and Snoqualmie, we would go up through Missoula down to Yakima and up...

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