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 …

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

In an effort to promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle, ranger districts within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest will be hosting a day (June, 9th) when families can enjoy free fishing and other outdoor activities. But what’s the “catch?” (all puns …

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, …

The Pain McShlonkey Classic honors the great Shane McConkey in a competition that sums up the man’s creativeness and gut busting sense of humor. With Sled Dogs secure and a congregation of free-willing powder hounds dressed in their “Sunday best,” …

Saguaro National Park Sunset

Saguaro National Park, home of the native Saguaro Cactus and summoner of beautiful sun sets draped over magnificent Sonoran Desert landscapes has banned the sale of disposable water bottles and soda within the park. Why? After all, we humans need …

We often times fail to fully recognize (beyond the star stuck affect) the roles that professional athletes play in the shaping of their sport, and sometimes lost in translation are the means to show that appreciation. Though the death of …