Outdoor Adventures

Hiking on Mars

Posted by on October 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Like a planet from a distant solar system, the multi colored spires rose up on all sides of us. There was no one else, just our truck, bouncing along the dusty gravel road, in the bottom of the canyon that seemed to grow bigger with every turn. The air was still, in the cool afternoon, […]

E.P.I.C Adventures

Posted by on August 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

When I was a young boy growing up in Idaho, I felt like I had quite an adventurous life. I spent most of my time in the outdoors, running around with bare feet, donned in camo to hide from bugs and insects that were the object of my pursuit. I always had creatures in cages, […]

Frozen 50k, Ultra Trail Run

Posted by on July 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

As a faint light began to manifest itself upon the horizon, headlights were affixed, running shoes tightened, and water bottles topped off. It was a chilly morning in January at Wilson Creek, with every breath creating a mini sauna in front of the many faces. They waited with anticipation on the starting line, as the […]

Alaska Conyoneering

Posted by on December 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

The rope was pulled taught, as I leaned back over the edge, becoming nearly horizontal, before beginning the descent. The air was warm, but the spray coming from the roaring waterfall beside me was enough to drop the temperature, had it not been for my pounding heart keeping the blood flowing. The force of the […]

To Walk Behind Waterfalls

Posted by on October 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm

It was early morning, with naught but calm ripples left over from the last few days of storms. It was a perfect day. Perfect weather, with mild clouds sailing past on the breeze, water like glass that could shatter at any moment. We were on our way, to adventure, excitement, and thrill, but at the […]

Climbing Beneath The Midnight Sun

Posted by on July 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

It is odd the think that at 1 am in the morning, it can be light enough to see, let alone experience adventure with out the aid of artificial light. Well in Alaska it is possible! Having just past the summer solstice not long ago, on the 21st of June, the endless summer nights are […]

Adventures in Boise

Posted by on March 16, 2009 at 12:02 am

Although I was born in Boise, and raised most of my life in the treasure valley, there was sadly so many things that I missed out on growing up, but that I have thankfully been able to enjoy the past few years during my visits from the north land. These activities have been, kayaking, Rock […]

Tanalian Mountain Hike

Posted by on November 7, 2008 at 12:10 am

July 2003…Imagine a place, in the middle of nowhere. Mountains toped with snow, and sweeping views in every direction. That is where I found myself, climbing steadily, as all of the worries of the world seemed to slip from my mind, and thankfully the mosquitoes followed suit, and were left in the shelter of the […]