Carlyle Campsite

Scouting a New Route

Jenny and I said good-bye to our clients, consolidated gear, repacked her tripping canoe and headed out to paddle Carlyle...

Summer Dreaming

Wordless Wednesdays: Summer Dreaming

Costa Rica drfitwood in Cahuita National Park

Ecotourism: Costa Rica Dreaming

Costa Rica is a country at a crossroads with its tourism industry. I spent a week learning more about ecotourism...

winter first aid

Winter First Aid

I’ve written a number of pieces about how you can prevent the need for winter first aid such as layering,...

snow cave emergency shelters

Emergency Shelters: Winter Edition

It’s the fear our non-outdoorsy friends and families have when we adventure during winter: what happens if you get caught...

Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze...

Outdoor family: Snowshoe & Bonfire by Mt Hood Adventure

Resources for Your Outdoors Family

I receive the occasional question about providing more information for families on my site. I’ve avoided the outdoors family topic...

winter sleep system during winter camping

Sleep System

If you’re well-hydrated, well-fed, and you’ve slept well any adventure will seem that much brighter, especially outdoor adventures. HereĀ are some...

swiftwater rescue swimming

Book Excerpt: Swiftwater Rescue Failure

I stood near the eddy in a faded mauve and blue wetsuit, shifting my weight left, right, left, right, toying...

on portaging

On Portaging

The canoe yoke jostles for position on my shoulders, hitting a vertebra every time it slides up my neck. My...

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