Tag Archives: Oregon

Climb On Smith Rock, Part 2: Monkey Face!

In 2006, I was living in Oregon, working four days a week on an organic farm. The other three days I’d go exploring, taking trips to the coast, the river valleys, the Cascades, the eastern desert, enjoying the incredible diversity … Continue reading

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Climb On Smith Rock: Part 1

Back in Jackson, Wyoming in July, I met a couple of guys at the laundromat who were living out of a VW van, hitting all the classic climbing spots from Kentucky to Alaska. They had just come down off the Grand … Continue reading

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The Oregon Cascades: South Sister!

The first really big mountain I ever summited was a stratovolcano – Ecuador’s 19,347-foot Cotopaxi – and I’ve had a thing for climbing them ever since. Stratovolcanoes boast the classic volcanic profile – a lone, cone-shaped summit, usually snowcapped. Some of … Continue reading

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Another EARTH Magazine Feature: Setting Sail on Unknown Seas

Hey everybody! As many of you know, I don’t just write for fun — I also make my living as a freelance science and travel writer. My latest feature story for EARTH magazine just went live: Setting Sail On Unknown Seas: … Continue reading

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Pacific Drifter

In early June, a drifter from Japan found its way to Newport, Oregon’s Agate Beach: a massive fishing dock unmoored by last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. How this 66-foot long, 20-foot wide, 7-foot high hunk of rebar and concrete … Continue reading

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Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Oregon!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio … Continue reading

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