RIDEABLE?

In the summer of 2019 Brian Donnelly and myself set off on a human-powered, bicycle-propelled, surfboard-inspired adventure. We traveled from our homes in Portland, Oregon, on rickety bikes pulling over-packed and unsteady trailers. Our plan was to travel over the coastal mountain range to the beautiful Oregon coast…all just to catch some waves. About 90 […]

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Cyclo-what?!

I had never been to a cyclocross race before. Our friend Andy was having his last race of the season and invited us out to come watch and enjoy the party. So we did just that! We weren’t disappointed! Riders do laps around a set race course with lots of turns and mud and even […]

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Smith Climbing

Smith Rock is obviously the go-to place for climbing in Oregon. It has a lot of options from bouldering to top roping to multi-pitch climbs. And with the climbers bivouac so close, it’s easy to start early and end late…and enjoy a hot shower. Josh and Ethan started with setting up some easier routes to […]

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Sisters Wilderness Ski Trip

I mean…as far as hut-to-hut trips go…this one is BOMBER! The approach to each hut is all about enjoying the easy rollersĀ  (while this route seems more designed for nordic skis, we took a little side tour onto the shoulder of Broken Top with our AT skis on day 1, so there’s definitely flexibility). When […]

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Navigate with Alpenflo

Ever been lost in the woods? My good friend JT Lehman of Alpenflo leads regular navigation and route planning courses. On this particular day we ventured into the Mount Hood National Forest, up Yocum Ridge, and down to Ramona Falls. Started with the basics: how to read a map and use a compass. Then we […]

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Van Life on the 101

We journeyed away from the big city in our little camper van. Not far, just a couple of hours west toward the coast. As it so often does, the Oregon Coast delivered with lush, rooty, forested trails, miles of pristine beaches, and some of the best beer and grub around! HWY 101 became our stomping […]

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