1. The Wilds Project

I’m very excited to share this first post, the beginning of a long journey I am calling “The Wilds Project!” The goal of The Wilds Project is to hike 450 miles in all of the areas of Oregon designated as Wilderness....

2. Interview with Stephen Sh...

No matter which scientific field interests you, you’re bound to find a field guidebook to help you while on the trail.  Want to learn about flowers?  I can recommend ten titles for you.  You can fill a bookshelf with just field...

3. Words of Nature

I’m happy to announce two workshops I’m leading on outdoor journaling!  Here is the press release from The Nature of Words: Join outdoorsman Kolby Kirk for a 2-session workshop on outdoor journaling.  Participants will spend...

4. My 2014 Goals

As my last goal neared the end of its completion in December, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into my 2014 goals. For the past few years, my goals have been hike-centric: 100 hikes in 2009, 500 trail miles in 2010, hiking a big...

5. Resolute: The Journey to ...

My steps echo off of the white porcelain tiles of the tunnel. I make a right, then a left, then another left. Am I lost? I should ask for directions, but everyone seems to be in a hurry. Will it still be there? In my anxiousness, I walk...
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Opal Creek Wilderness

Opal Creek Wilderness
My girlfriend and I headed out on a windy Sunday morning from Bend and arrived at the trailhead around 10 am after a three-hour drive. The hike begins by continuing down the same road one takes to...

Mill Creek Wilderness

Mill Creek Wilderness
On a unusually pleasant Saturday in February, a friend joined me in exploring the Mill Creek Wilderness. Before I begun this project, I hadn’t even heard of the Mill Creek Wilderness even...

Three Sisters Wilderness

Three Sisters Wilderness
This area of the Three Sisters Wilderness lies between 1,800 to 3,300 feet in elevation and is home of a old growth forest of Douglas Fir nestled in a steep-sided canyon. There’s an abundance...

Oregon Badlands Wilderness

Oregon Badlands Wilderness
I stood at the trailhead looking to the east. The sun was just coming up over the horizon from behind a concentration of clouds. Long shadows of juniper and rock stretched toward me. I soon hoped to...
Stuck in the Mud

Stuck in the Mud

Lola was crippled and wasn’t going anywhere. I looked her over, wondering how to get her out of the woods. It was 5:25pm and the sun was setting, the winds were picking up, and the temperature was...
Radio Interview: Trail Journaling

Radio Interview: Trail Journaling

I was on the Morning Show with Marcus Smith on October 25, 2012 talking about journaling on the trail. Check it...

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