Kodiak Brown Bear and Coho Salmon Fishing

Fishing with the Bears

I'm standing in this bear's fishing spot. Several years ago -- too many, actually -- my unassuming next door neighbor turned out to be a wicked cool guy who went fishing with Kodiak brown bears every year. ...

Are You Whipped? Uh Oh, Here’s Your Way Out

If there was any hesitation in your mind when you read the title question, you’re whipped.* You might as well break out the handcuffs and hand the key to the chick who’s running your life. But there’s ho...
Pumpkin Beaver Float Plane

7 Tips for Big Adventures: ‘Less Watch, More Do’

You've got to plan it out to get off the beaten path. If you want to get off your ass this year and actually do something significant, like kayak the San Juan Islands or drive dune buggies in the desert, yo...
At the top of He Devil in the Seven Devils mountain range.

Be the Rookie: How I Got Hooked on Backpacking

It started with a woman. At the top of He Devil (on my second backpacking trip). A smokin’ hot chick who wasn’t afraid of dirt, bugs, or peeing in the woods. When I met her, she and her brothers would ma...