Jenna in tree

The first time I found myself higher than six feet in a tree happened as my second summer working at High Cascade was coming to an end. I was helping to pack up skate ramps, move vans into storage and …

Dick Proenneke Alone In The Wilderness

I’ll start by saying this: I wish Dick Proenneke was my grandpa. Also, it would be foolish to think that I’m the only person to ever wish upon that star. But for those of you who are unfamiliar with the …

My spring break was spent in South Central Oregon at Summer Lake Hot Springs. The trip was meant to celebrate my ten year wedding anniversary. My wife picked out the hot springsbecause they are in the middle of nowhere, and …

I Need a Vacation to Mt. Hood

“I need a vacation!” We have all said these words. In fact, I said them yesterday. In this day and age we live to work instead of working to live and most of our routines are mapped out: wake up, …

Ok class, listen up! Dick Proenneke was a beast of a man! In this timeless documentary: Alone In The Wilderness, he took us on a journey beyond the civilized limits and out into a world where life was/is exactly what …

Listen up folks! As explained in this Sunday School’s video, knowing how to make ‘Cowboy Coffee’ in the back country might save a few of you from those nasty headaches caused from caffeine withdrawals. In fact, this video might inspire …