• In Search of “Ground Photo Timothy”

    I had reached out to my old paddling partner Jason ‘Kiwi’ Goldstein just to catch up and during the course of our conversation mentioned that I’d be out at the coast over the weekend. Turns out he was going to be heading up to explore the old Naselle Air Force Station, call sign “Ground Photo Timothy”, and suggested we combine our trips. ...
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    Review: Goal Zero’s Yeti 400

    The first thing I probably should make clear is that this review is on the original Goal Zero’s Yeti 400, not their new lithium model. I haven’t done a review in a while; it’s not that I haven’t come across some good gear, I just haven’t had time to sit down and and do any write ups. This is my attempt to change that. I’ve got a ...
  • The Misunderstood Art Of Bathing In Snow Fed Streams

    Last weekend I headed solo back to Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It’s still a bit early in the season as the high altitude roads are still closed, but I was hopeful to scout out some new waterfalls that I learned about online. And since Theresa was out of town I invited a couple buddies to join me; long time friend Brad Miller and a colleague ...
  • A Great Way To Get Lost At Riffe Lake

    Beware of shortcuts and our recent trip to Riffe Lake was a powerful reminder of that cliche. But these little mishaps are what make for great stories. But oh the price we pay sometimes. Riffe Lake Riffe Lake is probably best known for swallowing not one but two communities; Kosmos and Riffe. The lake is a manmade reservoir that was created by ...
  • A Small Peak at the Ghosts of Puget Sound

    Puget Sound's 1,330 miles of shoreline are criss crossed with miles of Interstate Highways, and secondary roads. Within a few hours you can be from one end to the other. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact for the majority of it’s history the waterways were the fastest, most convenient way to transit the sound and when settlers started ...
  • Pleasantly Surprised by Sol Duc

    Countless times I’ve driven over the Sol Duc River on my way to points westward. I’ve camped in the lower campground, but have always stayed clear of the springs and resort; mainly due to the fact that encountering crowds while out in the wilderness seems a bit of an oxymoron. But I have to say I had it wrong History of Sol Duc The first ...
  • Training With The Washington Sea Grant

    As I mentioned in my previous post, although this training with the Washington Sea Grant program on monitoring for the European Green Crab was only a day, I came up early to make sure I’d have a weather window in order to get some b-roll in the can. For once, I made a smart decision. FILMING The weather was a crap shot but luckily I had ...
  • Training on The Lady Washington

    Back in February Theresa and I flew down to San Francisco to see our son Isaac who is currently employed as Steward on the historical sailing vessel The Lady Washington. It was a quick whirlwind of a trip, but the incredible aspect was that Isaac had arranged for us to sign ship articles (along with a waiver), and train with the crew. The Lady ...
  • New Discoveries at Point Wilson

    As I mentioned in my previous post, although this training was only a day, due to the filming I was going to be doing on top of it, I came up early to make sure I’d have a weather window in order to get some b-roll in the can. The hope was to grab some shots from both Point Wilson and Port Townsend. For once, I made a smart decision. Arri...
  • Training to Identify Invasive and Devastating Green Crab

    Last summer I had come across an article which detailed the sightings of the invasive European Green Crab. (Do You Know Where Your Green Crabs Are Sleeping?) I contacted the team of crab hunters anxious to sign up for one of their training programs only to learn that  I’d have to wait until the winter of 2017. Patience doesn’t come easy to ...