Backpacking Posts

I have adapted my book “A New Path” to be web accessible or it can be purchased as a Kindle Book:  A New Path: Finding My Passion in America’s Wilderness

Plans for 2019: Backpack Grand Canyon March 3-8, The Great Crossing of the Lofoten Islands Norway July 1-14. And Colorado Trail August-September, Oh yes, and ski more.


Brook & I in front of Hood

Mt Hood

Henline Mountain Trail in the snow 12/3/18
Tillamook Head Trail from Seaside 11/11/18
TDH from the New Mirror Lake TH 11/7/18
McNeil Point from Top Spur TH 10/3/18
Timberline Trail from the Lodge 9/3/18
Bull of the Woods Pansy, Lake Lenore 6/5/18
Tom, Dick & Harry Mountain Mirror Lake 5/27/18
Kentucky Falls from NF of the Smith River 4/18
Rogue River Trail from Grave Creek 3/26/18
Kings Mountain Elk Creek Loop Tillamook 10/17
Timberline Trail 08/17 – Around Mt Hood
Finish Three Sisters Wilderness PCT Elk to Lava
West Fork Wallowa River Trail Ice Lake
Wild Rogue Loop 05/16 – Southern Oregon
A Night In Paradise Park 2015 – Mt Hood
Mountain Top Experience – Elk Mountain 2015
Sleep by a Mountain – Mt. Jefferson 2015
Timberline to Cascade Locks – PCT Ramona Falls, Wahtum Lake through Eagle Creek
Willamette Pass to Elk Lake – Sisters PCT cut short due to Heat Stroke
Eagle Cap Loop – Minam Lake, Lakes Basin, return via East Fork of Lostine Trail
Sisters Loop – Lava Lake TH to Camp Lake then back via Obsidian


Showing off my Savageapps T-Shirt

Mt Baker

Smokey Goat Rocks August 2018
Suiattle River TH to Rainy Pass July 2018
Image Lake via the Suiattle River TH Glacier Peak
Whatcom Lake Park to Stewart Mountain
Suiattle River Trail 04/17 – to Canyon Creek
Boulder River Trail 02/17 – Waterfalls
Still Time for the Outdoors – Bellingham, WA
Ptarmigan Ridge North Cascades Mt. Baker
North Olympic Coast 08/16 Shi Shi to Rialto
Bad Dog 07/16 – Mt Baker Chain Lakes Loop
Scott Paul Trail – South of Mt Baker
Stevens Pass to Snoqualmie Pass PCT 2015
Spider Gap to Buck Creek Loop – Cloudy Pass
Goat Rocks Wilderness – Cispus, Old Snowy, Goat Lake


Colorado Backpacking Adventure 09/17 Month of Backpacking
Where it all started – Steamboat Springs


I lost to the Lost Coast Trail 12/15, Tides and Storm Survival Story


The West Coast Trail – Vancouver Island, BC 2015 Bamfield to Port Renfrew

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I Published a Photo Book First Season Backpacking
What Retirement Means to Me
Strong Finish My Life Philosophy
First Ski Day – Mt Baker, North Cascades
Always a Dog a boy and his dog
Of Men and Mountains [William O Douglas]
Above the Clouds 05/16 – Skiing Timberline
Into the Wild – Retirement? Backpacking?
1971 National Geographic Article on the PCT


Hip Perspectives on “The Bleeding Edge Documentary”
Internet TV is Finally a Reality – YouTube TV
Be Cautious with your Personal DNA Report – Reflections from my Master’s Thesis

Giving Back

Helping Habitat ReStore Sell Online – SCOG 2017
Helping Launch MacHub – Transition of Swedemom 2015

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