Gift Guide for the Adventurous

Ive created a list of my favorite pieces of gear I love and use all the time and some pieces I have only recently discovered, and a couple that are just fun. I've also found some great new products that really promote leave no trace and sustainability and have found them to be terrific additions [...]

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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 [...]

Ape Caves & Trail of Two Forests

A relatively short drive from Portland up highway 503 past Cougar, lies a series of lava tubes on the south side of Mt.Saint Helens. Ape Cave Lava Tube is a popular attraction in the Mount St. Helens National Monument and the longest lava tube in the continental United States at over two miles in length. The Hike: The Ape cave is divided [...]