About

Descending from the North Ridge of Mount Baker. Photo credit: Mountain Bureau, LLC.

Descending from the North Ridge of Mount Baker. Photo credit: Mountain Bureau, LLC.

 

A fortunate life

Approaching rock climbs in Yosemite. Photo credit: Troy Wilson

Approaching rock climbs in Yosemite. Photo credit: Troy Wilson

Through amazing fortune, I have enjoyed a lifetime of outdoor adventures, both as a personal passion and professionally. Cub Scouts served as the ignition to launch an obsessive pursuit of all things outdoors, which continued through college and into professional life. I have luckily parlayed my pursuits into jobs, from designing outdoor gear, training outdoor athletes, testing outdoor products, and, finally, writing about all of it.

Heading for the gravel in Smihtville, Texas with longtime motocross/supercross training client Andrew Short. Photo credit: Glenn Kasin

Heading for the gravel in Smihtville, Texas with longtime motocross/supercross training client Andrew Short. Photo credit: Glenn Kasin

I am a regular contributor to Upshift Online Magazine, Gear Junkie, Gear Institute, Upventur, Racer X Virtual Trainer and other related sites. Musings here will be more personally sourced and informal. They may encompass subjects ranging from trip reports, gear reviews, lessons learned while pursuing adventures, and opinion editorials. I sincerely hope you find value in my ramblings.

The Summit of Orizaba. Photo credit: John Wallingford.

The Summit of Orizaba. Photo credit: John Wallingford.

I live in the woods in Wimberley, Texas with my wife, five-year old daughter, two dogs and a cat, and in a stroke of dumb luck, our property connects to a wildlife refuge.

Thanks for stopping by, and may adventure be with you.

Riding the Pacific coast of Baja. Photo credit: Simon Cudby

Riding the Pacific coast of Baja. Photo credit: Simon Cudby