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 r...
Weekends Are Not for Running Errands

Weekends Are Not for Errands

If you get the lawn done on Thursday, your weekend options open up. I was out running errands on a Saturday, just happy to get out of the house after being cooped up inside with nasty weather all week, and ...
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...

Rhythm vs Rut

Definitely a rut. Back in my Marine Corps days I was instructing rooks on Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) driving. A pretty fun albeit slightly crazy task. The basic idea was that the ne...