Reed Island

Camping on Reed Island on the Columbia River

One of the great aspects of camping is that it is a guarantee of adventure. Camping for me is a never-ending learning experience, and our trip to Reed Island in the Columbia River was full of learning and...
big fish on tenkara with tenkara guides

Tenkara Fly Fishing Video Gallery

After reading the excellent "Fly Fishing with a Tenkara Rod" post by contributor Jens Hegg, we just had to check out a few tenkara fishing videos that show tenkara fishing in action, including one where a guy...
The Dunes on Snake River below Lower Granite Dam

7 Rules for Reconnaissance, aka Adventure Recon 101

Obviously we're not talking about special forces reconnaissance behind enemy lines here. Scouting for a spot: The dunes on the Snake River below Lower Granite Dam We're talking about everyday adventure...
Lonesome Lake, Idaho

Take the Rod

At 10,435 feet of elevation, there's fish in Lonesome Lake. Big fish. And Chris Maxcer without a fly rod. Lesson learned. When I go backpacking, I usually bring along a 7.5' three-weight fly rod. It's...
Straight Up - 52 Switch Backs to the top.

52 Switch Backs Straight Up Beacon Rock

  Beacon Rock is the last standing remnants of the core of an ancient volcano. It stands an 848-foot monolith in the Columbia Basin on the Washington side.  Ice-age floods cut and gashed their...
Dougan Falls, Washougal River

Ascend Into Adventure

The End Game of Hiking: A Cool Crystal Clear Swimming Hole. Dougan Falls, Washougal River I'm not sure why, but every time I see a mountain I think, "I want to climb that." It doesn't matter if it's a...