Category: Adventure

The Wedding

It’s taken be a while to write this, and a part of me is glad that I’ve waited this long because I’ve had time to let the experience sink in. I find myself going back to that weekend almost daily and the entire weekend…

San Francisco Marathon

I’ve had this marathon in my sights for the better part of 2016, but I didn’t think that I would get a chance to actually run it. Callie and I are getting married in less than a month, and that shouldn’t change your ability…

Home

Today is Tuesday. We should be home by now, but our airplane had a mechanical issue yesterday. Coming home is polarizing for me. On one hand I miss my family and friends dearly. After all, they have shaped my identity and taught me what…

Running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

It was a quick trip this time. I flew into Phoenix on Friday night, my buddy Justin flew in from Coeur d’Alene, and his brother Jake flew in from Denver. We rented a car in Phoenix and drove 4 hours North to the Grand…

Fairbanks, AK

I recently went to Fairbanks to visit with family and friends. Admittedly, it’s been a long time. Too long in fact. I seemed to be in a pattern of always wanting to make the trip, but never making it a top priority. “I’ll go…

Table Mountain 

It’s perfect out. It’s not hot or cold, there’s a gentle breeze, and our nearest neighbor is 50 yards away. Callie’s grandad sent us a field guide for the Sierra Nevada Mountains and we’ve already identified three different plants and a bird is in…

Mt. Whitney

Intro: I wrote this blog in two parts. The first part is in present tense from Trail Camp, and the second part is written in past tense on the car ride back to Huntington Beach. The trip spanned 4 days: Thursday, June 18th through…

Jennie Lakes Wilderness

Saturday Night We brought too much food. I’m writing this from inside the tent. We just got back from the bear hang and the 13L dry bag I use barely fit each of our snacks, food and cook set. Live and learn. Jennie Lake…

Thirty Two

I turned 32 on April 28th. For my birthday, we took a trip to Portland on a mini vacation. I’ve always heard nice things about Portland and we wanted to check it out. To be completely honest, there was an ulterior motive. The company…

Sespe Wilderness

This weekend we drove North to the Los Padres National Forest for a short backpacking trip. We started at the Piedra Blanca Trailhead and headed to the Twin Forks Campground. It’s only about 3.2 miles in, but it was a great trip. It was my first…

Alta Laguna Hike

Today we went on a hike in Laguna. The Noble party yesterday was rough on me, so I was reluctant, but it was a good decision to get moving and sweat it out today. I’ve been to Alta Laguna Park in the past, but…

Noble Ale 4th Anniversary Party

I went into the day not really knowing what to expect. I’ve been to Noble a few times. It’s an awesome staging point for Angels games, but it’s in an industrial area and difficult to find if you haven’t been there before. If you…