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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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The Morakniv Project

I decided it was time to try my hand at fabricating a little bushcraft knife.  So, I bought a Morakniv blank and got busy putting it all together. Left over pieces and parts from other projects made up most of … Continue reading

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Crescent Beach

Here he is.  Duke (#danger) is five years old. We just got back from another VanSlam camping trip.  This time to Crescent Beach along the Straight of Juan de Fuca, in Washington State.  Our adventure was filled with riding waves, … Continue reading

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Jack’s Pass

Here is a quick little video I made heading up to Jack’s Pass and the North Fork of the Skykomish River. Mostly it was just a test to try out a GoPro mounting system I made for the WR250R. But … 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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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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The Winter Racing Series

Well we’re off for a winter VanSlam to the sunny side of the state.  We loaded up all the dude’s bicycles and headed over to Wenatchee Confluence State Park. The weather was clear and cold, with nighttime temperatures below freezing, … 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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Building The Laminated Canoe Paddles

Hiding in this log are several 1 inch x 1/4 inch cedar strips just waiting to be crafted into a laminated bent shaft paddle.  All I needed to do was cut em out, glue em up, and slap on some … Continue reading

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New Years VanSlam 2015

It has been said the one should try to spend New Year’s Day the way you would like to spend the rest of the year.  Well, if that’s the case, then we’re off to a pretty fabulous 2015. Beautiful freezing … Continue reading

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