About the Blog:
The object is to capture my love & enthusiasm for this part of the country. I want to share with others my fascination of its wild adventurousness, mysterious grandeur, diverse terrain, inspiring tranquility, and magnificent beauty.
Please join me on my quest to uncover more and more of the wilderness that encompasses Portland, Oregon!
About the Author:
I am no Bear Grylls, Edward Abbey, or John Muir, just a regular guy who worships Nature. I am a passionate Portlander, an insatiable hiker, and a novice photographer / blogger.
I’ve traveled most of the country from the Midwest to the Pacific Ocean via the good old American Road Trip. I grew up a devout lover of the great outdoors and the open road. I’ve kicked around in such wild and beautiful areas as Glacier, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Badlands, Black Hills, Big Sur, Joshua Tree, Cascade Mountains, Colorado Rockies, Santa Monica Mountains, Olympic Mountains, Oregon coastal range, and several state parks in between. I’ve ventured across the country multiple times and have joy-rided a great handful of America’s most scenic byways.
In 2011, my wife and I moved back to Portland, Oregon from Los Angeles, California. Immediately upon returning to Portland, I felt a surge of creativity and inspiration to get out and document every last nook and cranny of this area of the US. With this blog I am combining a number of my passions in life: hiking, spending as much time as I can outdoors, writing, recording beautiful scenery and showing others, the Pacific Northwest, driving scenic roads to the trailheads, even talking about the great local food and beers I have after a long hike.