WAY BEHIND: Swift Campout 2016

Welp, I am far behind with updating on this adventure. For this years bike-camping trip for the Swift camp out we decided to ride from La Pine to Hole in the ground Oregon. This is the trip that made me decide that I need a dedicated camping machine, not a 350 single speed 29er that’s…

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…

Onward!

  Chelsea and I have decided to turn the blog into a straight up photography page for myself at this point. We were trying to figure out what to do with the site since we had finished the TAT more than a year ago! I will be posting photo essays and links to my Photography…

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…

Snow Painted Hills: Photos of middle Oregon in winter.

  We end up sleeping in a heavy snow pack outside of Hoodoo in the cascade Range. Dogs nice and toasty. First stop, Smith Rock. We reach the Painted hills just in time for sun down. We talk to a gentleman photographing the hills and he tells us this is the most snow he’s ever…

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…

Pics or it Didn’t Happen: Criticizing Photography

With so many people with a camera, whether it be a DSLR or a built-in one on your phone, it raises the question, “Do you really need to take a picture of that?”  Everyone you meet is either a photographer or a critic and in my dynamic with Rob he’s the guy with the camera and…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all of our readers and supporters! We will be spending them finishing out the book design and then disconnecting in the woods.   -Arrows West    

What are Your Needs?

Lately, we’ve been waking up so that we can use the hours to get closer to that book.  Soon, it’ll be one dream over, but what will take it’s place?  For the last segment of the TAT, Oregon, we will be sharing it when it is printed (*hint hint*) in December.  In the meantime, please…

Nevada Part 3. The Great Basin and Range

After the Locke debacle, (more like one in a series of Locke events) we managed to salvage the rest of our time at Great Basin NP thanks to a park ranger who sneaked us into the last afternoon tour of Lehman Caves.  Not-so-fun fact: the bats are dying.  We became aware of this back at…

ExistExpire & DoubleShadow

Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. – Robert Bloch During these past few weeks, a couple of our friends who are touring across the US on motorcycles came to visit us – oh, and did I mention that they don’t even…

Nevada Part 2. The Ballad of Locke

It was runnin 6 o’ clock When out came chasin’ this good dog Locke He’s everything but the one I need ‘ Locke screams like a monkey And swallows like a piggy He’s everything but the one I need ‘ Curls up like a lap cat Perches on fences like a stone bat He’s everything…