An overnight attempt to ski the N Buttress Couloir of Colchuck Peak in the Enchantments region. In the end, it was a great weekend of skiing with way too much gear.
An unexpected trip to ski the Slot Couloir in the Snoqualmie backcountry.
|| By the Numbers || Start Time: 8 AM, Saturday February 23, 2020 End Time: 2:15 PM, Saturday February 23, 2020 Trip Statistics: 11 miles, 5500′ vertical gain Caltopo/GPX: https://caltopo.com/m/PF0C The Team: myself, Dan Stirling, […]
|| By the Numbers || Start Time: 4:15 AM, Friday February 21, 2020 End Time: 5:40 PM, Friday February 21, 2020 Trip Statistics: 13 hours car-to-car; 13.7 miles, 6,400′ vertical gain Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/6FV7 The Team: […]
|| By The Numbers || Dates: February 15-16, 2020 Start Time: 4:50 AM, Elfin Lakes Trailhead, Saturday February 15, 2020 End Time: 7:50 PM, Daisy Lake Road, Sunday February 16, 2020 Total Miles and Elevation: […]
|| By the Numbers || Dates: February 8-9, 2020 Start Time: 10 AM, Saturday February 8 End Time: 8 PM, Sunday February 9 Starting Trailhead: Snow Lakes Trailhead Ending Trailhead: Icicle Creek Road near Bridge […]
|| National Parks Crash Course Series || The U.S. National Parks system is an amazing natural resource and protects some of America’s most prized natural treasures. With over 61 national parks, and many more national […]
|| Saturday, December 14, 2019 || Another adventure is just starting! It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally headed down to Argentina. Planning, preparation, sponsorships, all have led to this. We loaded […]
Inherent Danger. . . Risk. . . Injuries and Accidents. . . the outdoors can be an intimidating environment, filled with uncertainty, doubt, and more than anything else, the possibility for a situation to go […]
For around 3 years I have been using the Altra Lone Peak as my “go-to” backpacking shoe; I’ve used it on 4 different continents at this point: North America Alaska, Southeastern United States, Colorado, California, […]
A trip to Mt. Baker with my Dad and Ellen on the Easton Glacier. Yummy curry and great views made for a memorable climb.
A single-push climb of Mt. Olympus via the Hoh River/Blue Glacier. 18 hours car-to-car; maximum fun and pain.
A section-hike of the Hayduke Route through Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, with an add-on bonus hike through the Grand Canyon.
Scrape, scrape, scrape. . . That’s normally how the end of any freeze-dried dinner went for me, my spork scratching the inside of my aluminum mug, desperately trying to remove the caked bits of my […]
Hiking sticks. Walking poles. Ski poles. Trekking poles. Whatever they are called, I want them with me on every trip I take, no matter what. || Brief Backstory || Trekking poles are a fairly […]
EXCITING NEWS! Our team is proud to announce the Engineered For Adventure Aconcagua 2019 Expedition. During December 2019, myself, Tom Orchard, and Andrew Speirs will be embarking on an attempt to summit Aconcagua, the tallest […]
Packing food for backpacking trips can be intimidating at times. How do I keep my food from going bad? How much food will I need to bring? How do I make my food INTERESTING, not just […]
So you’ve mapped out your route on Caltopo, crunched numbers on the aspect ratio and elevation per mile for your route, and you’re ready to go. But wait. . . how do you even GET […]
It can be hard to find a balance between foods that are interesting and tasteful, and foods that hold up well on the trail. Especially cheese. True, many sharp cheeses can hold up for days […]
Data. It’s my favorite. As an engineer, I’m a data geek, especially when it comes to the outdoors. I’d rather spend a solid few hours on Caltopo doodling around than at a party or watching […]
“This thing is like jet fuel.” I couldn’t agree more. Oatmeal is a staple for many hikers, its ease and packability making it a favorite for a power-packed breakfast. However, When my Dad and I […]
Recently, I’ve been getting the question of “what are you doing this summer??” more and more often. As an engineering student, I’m sure the anticipated response is the name of some company or an explanation […]
A trip to South America to climb volcanoes in Ecuador, notably Cotopaxi.
A two-day climb of Iztaccihuatl, one of Mexico’s volcanoes over a 4-day break from classes during college.