1. 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...

2. Book Announcement

On May 1st, 2011, I began a five-month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Through extreme landscapes, life-threatening weather, and enlightening moments, I filled over 650 pages of journals with sketches, thoughts, beer labels, food...

3. 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....

4. 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...

5. 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...
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Postcards from the Edge

Postcards from the Edge
[UPDATE 07/25/12: Postcards from the trail are no longer available but you can purchase unused postcards from my Etsy Shop.] My close friends know that I love to send postcards while on my journeys....

Revisiting “Condor’s PCT Adventure in ...

Revisiting “Condor’s PCT Adventure in 3 Minutes”
I was completely taken aback by the popularity of my little video, Condor’s PCT Adventure in 3 Minutes (below). As of today, the video has been viewed nearly 40,000 times. It has been featured...

Wainwright on Maps

Wainwright on Maps
From Wainwright The Biography by Hunter Davies: “Give me a map to look at, and I am content. Give me a map of country I know, and I am comforted: I live my travels over again, step by step, I...

DIY Ultra-Light Watercolor Pencil Palette

DIY Ultra-Light Watercolor Pencil Palette
I enjoy using watercolor pencils to create artwork in my journals, but carrying the art supplies into the field and onto the trail can be a hassle. The 50+ pencils are cumbersome, take up a lot of...
Top Five PCT Necessities

Top Five PCT Necessities

Look for the bare necessities, The simple bare necessities, Forget about your worries and your strife, I mean the bare necessities, Of mother natures recipies, That bring the bare necessities to life. The...
PCT Videos

PCT Videos

While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, I recorded over 300 videos. Most were done for personal reasons, but I did make quite a few with the intention to share with y’all. While on the trail, I sent home...

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