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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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200 Miles on a BMW R 1200 GS

Jun

1

200 Miles on a BMW R 1200 GS

Took a 200-mile ride last weekend on a buddy’s bike — a 2005 BMW R 1200 GS, which is the celebrated adventure bike that Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman took in their kickass documentary and adventure,  I didn’t load the bike up for a overnighter or anything, just a delivery — one bud was selling […]

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Weekends Are Not for Errands

May

12

Weekends Are Not for Errands

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I was out running errands last Saturday, just happy to get out of the house after being cooped up inside with nasty weather all week, and on the drive I called my brother — hands-free headset, of course. He asked what I was up to. “Running errands,” I said. “Whoah, man,” he said, the tone […]

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