Goat Rocks Wilderness: Winding Trails, Amazing Views and Mountains

Spring and time to start planning this year’s hiking adventures. One of my all time favorites from last summer and destined to be on the calendar for this year is a backpacking trip to Goat Lake, 13 miles of magnificence in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.  May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome and dangerous, leading …

Destination England: Why Malvern is the Perfect Getaway

Call me biased but Malvern deserves a place on the list of best places to travel for a slice of outdoor adventure amidst beautiful scenery. It’s true I grew up here! Also true, I have a life long obsession with the outdoors having  played outside most of my life. I now live half a world …

Cycle Back in Time On Oregon’s Old West Scenic Bikeway

Late August in Eastern Oregon! Temperatures are expected to soar into the nineties by midday but for now, the early morning air feels cool as we step out of the restaurant. Cycle shoes click on the parking lot as we busy ourselves with our bikes: last minute adjustments to gear, straps fastened, tire pressure checked, …

Conservation, Skiing and a Sense of Wonder

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” Mountains and snow, the perfect combination for the ultimate outdoor play adventure. Skiing is a shared family passion although  roles have changed over the years. I’m now the one …