Day hike the Oregon coast

After quite a few weeks straight of forecasted rain in the Pacific Northwest I decided the only way we were breaking our non adventurous streak was to just go rain or shine. So I headed to the place where I know no matter what the weather we always have the best time — the Oregon [...]

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Soak at Bagby Hot Springs

Back when the weather still had a crispness in the air, we took a drive one evening along a winding, tree-lined highway to visit this magical forest oasis we heard about. Adventure was finding a camp spot along a dark dirt road, sleeping in the back of the Jeep, hiking through a soggy forest the [...]

Toketee Falls

I keep trying to remember what it was like to be able to stay out all day, arrive after a couple hours of driving, throw a hammock up in a tree, lounge in the sun, drink a coffee/beer when you summit your hike, just enjoy the beauty of nature. When you have the ability to really [...]

What to pack: Day Hike 

I just got the best new day pack so I decided to give you a run through of what I pack for a day hike and a little tour of my Rei Trail 40 pack and all it's amazing features. Compartments, and zippers and pockets oh my! This pack has to have about 10 pockets which [...]

Boardman Tree Farm

A crisp breeze blew above me that left a magical ambiance in its wake, as golden feather like leaves floated down from the tree canopy, a thick layer of foliage at my feet in every shade of yellow glistened, and fog blanketed the forest floor in the distance. It felt like a wonderland that couldn't be real. [...]