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Take the Rod

Oct

15

Take the Rod

When I go backpacking, I usually bring along a 7.5′ three-weight fly rod. It’s light and packable. It’s also a Three Forks combo from Cabelas, which makes it a low-end-yet-high-quality rod that’s a wicked good deal. When our core group went backpacking in the White Clouds mountains in Idaho a couple of summers ago, I […]

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Fly Fishing for Brown Trout on the Owyhee via BFGoodrich?

Aug

21

Fly Fishing for Brown Trout on the Owyhee via BFGoodrich?

This is basically a commercial for tires . . . except it’s also a kickass ode to fly fishing and taking off beyond the beaten path. The location? Deep in the Idaho high mountain desert on the Owyhee River. Great video — well worth watching — and the fly fishing part starts about 40 seconds […]

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52 Switch Backs Straight Up Beacon Rock

Jul

12

52 Switch Backs Straight Up Beacon Rock

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  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 way through the Columbia River Gorge eroding all of the volcano except the massive Beacon Rock. There is a nicely cut trail with […]

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Adventure Like A Rock Star – Create A Personal Entertainment Calculation

Jun

22

Adventure Like A Rock Star – Create A Personal Entertainment Calculation

Rock Stars love excess.  Some rock stars are living lifestyles that require hundreds of thousands of dollars monthly to maintain.  Lifestyles with expensive toys, multiple houses, and many luxuries but all of those extras have to be maintained.  I know many people who have high priced toys and gear sitting in their garages, rarely used. Some […]

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Ascend Into Adventure

Jun

18

Ascend Into Adventure

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 small hill, a boulder, or Mount Rainier. I want to climb it. Enter hiking into life. Hiking provides the most intriguing interaction with an area possible. When you’re hiking there is nothing between you and […]

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Descent Into Darkness

Jun

11

Descent Into Darkness

Caving is not for the faint of heart, Nyctophobic (afraid of the dark), claustrophobic, or inflexible. As soon you enter a cave your mind starts down the path of worst case scenarios; light goes out, killer bats, earthquake, lost way, and finally Morlocks from H.G. Wells’, Time Machine. If you’re not good at stopping self […]

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