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Run While You Can – An Interview with Marion Mauran

Run While You Can – An Interview with Marion Mauran

On my hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011, I came out of the woods at a campground not shown on my map. For the previous week of hiking, I had not seen more than a half dozen humans so it was a pleasant surprise to see the camp was occupied by two RVs […]

Honeymoon Journal

Honeymoon Journal

I got hitched to the lovely Jasmine (@mountain_maiden) in September! For our honeymoon, we spent sixteen days exploring Italy by backpack.  All the while, I tried to keep the habit of journaling, as I’ve done for the last 15 years of exploring. Lucky for me, I married a woman who also enjoys keeping a journal and a sketchbook. […]

Book Announcement

Book Announcement

It is with great pleasure that I can announce my relationship with Heyday Books! This week marks the beginning of a long journey which will result in the publishing of an illustrated book of my 2011 Pacific Crest Trail journals.

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 reach the wilderness. According to the map on wilderness.net, everything to the north of this road is the […]

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 though I’ve driven within a few miles of it on a few occasions. Located 55 miles from Bend, the Mill Creek Wilderness protects […]

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 of precipitation throughout the year, creating large stream flow and waterfalls. Although there weren’t any named waterfalls on this trail, we […]

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