US Forest Service Roads: a brief history and reflection

Nothing embodies the word freedom more than the dusty one lane tracks that make up United States Forest Service road network. There are over 380,000 miles of Forest Service roads in the United States. Forest service roads can range from two way paved highways to narrow rocky tracks that can only be crossed with a…

Misadventures in The Great American West

” When everything goes wrong- that’s when the adventure starts”- Yvon Chouinard I feel like when  Chouinard said this he was referring to epic adventures which likely involve failed gear, getting lost, unpredictable weather, and a complete absence of the technology we all rely on. But there is a subset of adventure, the misadventure: the…

To a New Year: Part 1

2016 was started with a sleepy night on the couch. When you have to fly on New Year’s eve after a delay of three days it’s a little hard to rally and rage. Luckily the weekend proved to be glorious. After a few blinks of my coffee seeking eyes it was off to Wrightwood to…

Anza Borrego

The lowdown: 585930 acres Borders three counties, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial. 500 miles of dirt roads, 12 designated wilderness areas, 110 miles of hiking trails. Home of the endangered peninsular big horned sheep. While in Anza Borrego State Park it is easy to feel as if you are in a science fiction novel. It…

Pizza Party

A few years back my friends, the Mckenzies, installed a brick pizza oven in the backyard. The oven sits in a corner of the yard it’s stately domed roof blending in with the lush garden, it’s oven opened to the summer air. The McKenzies provide the dough and the guest bring toppings, and let me…

Hello world!

  Testing 1 2 3, here is an upside down me. .