The Best of 2018: Our Outdoor Adventures Recapped!

It has become somewhat of a tradition for me to do a “Best Of” post on the blog, one that I am happy to continue despite the fact that this year I really SUCKED at writing blog posts. So you might see some adventures in this post that I haven’t gotten around to writing about […]

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When it rains it pours

When you plan a trip months ahead of time you have no way of knowing what the weather will be. And so when the trip comes and the forecast is looking less than ideal you have no choice but to grit your teeth and bear it. That is exactly what we did for our family […]

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2017: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

I’ll be the first to admit, when I look back on this year I am reminded of some of the best memories I have ever had mixed with some of the deepest emotions of despair I have ever felt. Standing in the middle of a circle of friends and family as they pronounced Kyle and […]

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The Best of 2016: Our Outdoor Adventures

If you are alive and awake and have experienced pretty much anything that happens on the internet you may have noticed that the majority of the internet feels like 2016 was not a great year. In the short sighted nature of the internet many people are even deeming it the worst year ever . While I’m […]

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The Man I Can’t Live Without

If my life was a book there would certainly be many important characters, but one man would stand out. If I am the protagonist in my story then he is my partner, my side kick, my inspiration, my words of wisdom, my motivator, my guide, my heart, my lover and my whiner. He is unpredictable […]

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Gear Porn

Warning: this post contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised. Viewers under the age of 18 prohibited. Enjoy.   Alrighty then.  Check out our gear list to see specifics on what we will be carrying on the PCT.  And don’t let your mother catch you looking at this page…

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My New Favorite Mountain: Part Two

Since I left you hanging in the last post I am sure you are dying to hear how the rest of the climb went, but first, I need to tell you about why Mount St Helens is my new favorite mountain.  On the drive down we were talking about the mountain and it became apparent that […]

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Mount Hood: The Mountain of Farts

This time I don’t mean that everyone farted a lot while climbing or that someone got a horrendous fart right in the face, I actually mean the mountain itself smells like farts.  Mount Hood, being a volcano, has these crazy fumaroles, which emit all sorts of gasses, and all those gasses smell like farts.  So […]

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Mazama Ridge, Mt Rainier

The day after we went to Artist Point Kyle and his friend Phil and his friend Ryan drove down to Mt Rainier to snowshoe Mazama Ridge.  I couldn’t go because I was working a double that day.  Sigh.  However, they brought back these beautiful pictures for me to post and said that although it was […]

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