Tag Archives: Adventure Journal

Umtanum VanSlam

Ok, first of all, is it Umptanum or Umtanum?  Well both spellings seem to be used interchangeably.  So you can decide which one you like and go with it. With the Dudes out of school for spring break and the … Continue reading

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The Lumber Yard

So I tried my hand at cutting some traditional dovetails to form the corners of a wooden box.  They came out OK, but there is still a lot to learn before I get those perfected. After finishing the final sanding … Continue reading

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The Iron Horse Trail

Way back in 1911 the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific railroad began rail service across the cascade mountains.  That rail trip included a 2.7 mile long tunnel under the mountains at Snoqualmie Pass.  The route came to be know … Continue reading

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Turlo Campout

Here are a couple of images from our camp last night.  Turlo Campground along the Mountain Loop Highway was a quiet Sunday night place to enjoy a campfire and some fall colors. Actually the fire was not really as big … Continue reading

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WABDR Round II

About this time last year, my buddy Dan and I were riding the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route from south to north. After one day of sunny weather (riding the I-5 slab down to Stevenson, WA) it rained everyday… It rained … Continue reading

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Motorbike Camping

Looking up into the Cascade mountains from my back porch the night before I left for a motorbike camping trip, it still looked a little “wintery” up there… But the next couple of days promised to be sunny and warmer, … Continue reading

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Fat Wood

I spent some time today tromping around in the forest, watching red-tailed hawks and searching for some fat wood. Have a look at my little video:       That’s it for now.  Hope you liked the video.  I was … Continue reading

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Deadwater Slough

The launch, if you could call it that, was so muddy that I had to poodle-scooch down the bow of the kayak to keep from squishing into the knee deep mud. And that is how my kayaking trip on Deadwater … Continue reading

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Axe Porn

Ok, hold on there.  It’s not what you think. This story is for my friends (virtual and real life) who enjoy the study of bushcraft skills.  Or anybody that likes the idea of finding something old and broken, and then … Continue reading

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Part II of the Frontiersman Canoe Restoration

So one of the key elements to finishing up the restoration of our 40 year old canoe was the ability to get replacement gunwales and end caps.  The originals were basically destroyed by many years of sunlight and hard living. … Continue reading

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