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The Wilds Project

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. Similar to my last endeavor – The 100 Hikes Project – I will be […]

Interview with Stephen Sharnoff

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 guides on birds. However, when it comes to finding a good field guide on […]

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 time in the woods learning about how to translate your surroundings into words and sketches. Among the skills taught will […]

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 chunk of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011.  These goals […]

Resolute: The Journey to Become Myself

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 faster. When I was 10 years old […]

Tiny Landscapes Underfoot

When I was a kid living in Minnesota, my hobbies included the coolest of things: collecting stamps, rock hunting and perfecting my sarcasm. (As you can see, I’ve completed the latter.) What I loved about stamps and rocks is that both required an attention to detail. I would spend many hours studying the details of […]

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