How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

In early June we returned to the Evergreen State, amped to embark on a long anticipated and surely stellar season of alpine climbing. Ski touring and playing in the High Sierras for a portion of the spring ensured that we were fit and fast.  Max was spending the summer in Portola Valley at chez Pieron,…Read more How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

A Van for All Seasons – Summer

This is the second of two posts on the seasonal lessons we've learned from living in our van for nearly a year. For Part 1: Winter, click here. Unsurprisingly, it is pretty delightful to live within the outdoors once warm weather arrives, or in our case, once we decided to drive far enough south to…Read more A Van for All Seasons – Summer

A Month North of the Border

Late January 2017 seemed like an ideal time to flee the country and separate ourselves from the crazy theatrics that were taking place at home. With her notably friendly inhabitants and dashingly liberal prime minister, Canada beckoned, so we scurried north of the border to spend the next month crossing mountain passes between British Columbia and Alberta in search of powder to…Read more A Month North of the Border

Highlights of Oregon – Part 1

Oregon houses a patchwork of awesome ecosystems within its borders and we spent just over two weeks exploring from the misty and perpetually damp forests of the western Cascades to the high desert and Owyhee Canyonlands in the southeast. As always though, it was the inspiring people, friends old and new, that enriched and shaped our experiences in ‘The Beaver State.’ Here are some of the highlights from our time in Bend & McKenzie Bridge.