Central Cascades Tour Day 1

Had the pleasure of taking my sister and her partner out for a bit of an Oregon tour, here’s the first day through the McKenzie pass and over to central Oregon.

Swift Campout 2018 – Sunday

I did not take nearly as many photos this day. Pretty sure it was the steady downhill  where we didn’t want to stop, the thought of sweet potato fries waiting for us in Fort Rock, and the mad gravel dash – leg burner back to the vehicles just like last year. We DID STOP AND…

Smokin Jo

Its not often that you get the opportunity to shoot one of your favorite current Muay Thai fighters, so when the opportunity arose while I was in Seattle I took it. Jo Nattawut and his Kru, Khunpon were on layover while flying out to China for a fight (that he won!). They ate dinner with…

Christmas Adventures

Walls of snow block most roads up top of the cascades in winter. A fact I always seem to forget when I head out looking for adventure and a rad spot to camp. Especially when your traveling companion is in a little front wheel drive car with tire chains that fit debatably at best. We…

Fourth of July in the Valley

We went in search for the best place to watch the fourth of July fireworks in the Eugene area.  What we discovered was a beautiful vista of the Willamette Valley, and that fireworks from afar are not so awe-inspiring. Still so, so worth it. We also came across and shared a view with this beautiful hand…

The End of the Trail: Oregon, the Pacific Neverland

Read the whole article in Oi Magazine. Link: The Pacific Neverland …We ride to the coast through the Rogue-Umpqua wilderness which passes us off to the Siskiyou forest, creating a nearly uninterrupted path of verdant Douglas firs and Jurassic ferns. The antithesis of its cardinal East side, Western Oregon is a lush temperate rain forest where…

Live small, travel light, adventure big

We’re coming close to the final stages in the release of our book. It’s been a year since we finished the trip and we’ve held off on releasing the final blog post of the trip to keep with the release of an article about Oregon in Oi Magazine, and the shipping of the books so…

Colorado: New Perspectives

The San Juan forest and the mountains wind down around us, from mountains to mole hills. My head really starts to wrap around what we are doing with this journey. I had left Philadelphia only a month ago, never having driven on a dirt road before the trip, let alone traverse mountain passes. My learning…