July 20th to August 8th, 2019 – Slow down. Life gets away from us quickly and time slips away. Close friends move and shake and, suddenly it seems, they haven’t seen each other in a year or more. Jonny and Leslie have been two of our closest friends for a gosh-darn long-while and are so […]Read more "The Dirty Dempster"
11/05 to 11/23/2018 – Another awesome year of marriage meant an another honeymoon bicycle tour. This time, Grete and I met up with her Uncle Mike in Hanoi to go for a backroads tour of Northern Vietnam. We pulled the trigger on this trip nearly 6 months beforehand (WAY early for us) after a great […]Read more "Xin Chào!"
3/22 to 3/25/2019 – As the cold days of winter begin to lengthened, the siren song of the deep heart of the mountains becomes unavoidable. The stints of sunshine and birds singing quickly remind us that the mountains are opening their arms to us. It gently lulls us into a false comfort with the assumed […]Read more "Many to McDonald"
10/5 to 10/7/2018 – October is the perfect time to get outside. Burket, Brett and I were craving some of that time outside, so we tossed together a quick 3-day/2-night bikepacking trip around the Yaak. Winding through old growth stands of larch and cedar, the empty stretches of dirt logging roads brought peace to our […]Read more "Yaaktastic!"
9/18 to 9/19/2018 – I’ve now had the good fortune to work the Sperry Glacier spring mass balance trip 4 years in a row, but had not yet had the opportunity to get up to Sperry for its fall measurements. This fall was different. With any trip up to the glacier, weather matters most and […]Read more "Fall Sperry Glacier Mass Balance Trip"
This post is going to be a hefty one… It ought to cover all the hiking and backpacking (where I happened to bring a camera) from 2018. So here we go: 5/19 to 5/20/2018 – Grete and I had the itch to get out camping, even though there was still a good bit of snow […]Read more "A Whole Bunch of Wandering… By Foot"
9/2 to 9/4/2018 – I’ve been itching to put this trip together since moving to the Flathead Valley a few years ago and riding my first lap on the classic Napa-to-Wire section of trail. Alpine Trail 7 is a glorious 70 mile strip of dirt woven along the crest of the Swan Mountains. It runs […]Read more "The Complete Alpine Trail 7"