Backpacking to Fault Lake

July was a crazy month starting out in Greece and then heading straight to the Clearwater for Megan and Dylan's wedding after coming home. Just one week later I rode from Seattle to Portland in one day for the STP with some friends. Then we finished off the month with a slew of BBQs (the way we ought to). But it was time for some peace and quite, and a little bro time. My brother, Kendrich, also had a busy…

Pulaski Tunnel Trail in Wallace, Idaho | Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Pulaski Tunnel Trail

A hike back to 1910Last week Kyle, Juneau and I set out to go hike outside of Wallace. As we drove over the pass heading east, the already dark, smoky sky continued to become more dense, filling our car with the smell of smoke. About halfway to Kellogg we made the call to turn around and go back home - not wanting to expose ourselves to more smoke than absolutely necessary. This isn’t the first time our area has been…

Shadow Falls located in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest | Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Shadow Falls

Nestled just off the forest service roads of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Shadow Falls is easily one of the most popular spectacles along the Coeur d'Alene River. Back in May 2015, we attempted to hike to Shadow Falls for a story I was working on (you can read about that trip here). While driving along the river, we encountered snowy conditions that only worsened once we turned onto Trail 513. My little Subie could barely handle the conditions, and…

Greece Part 2 | Santorini

THIS IS PART two OF A TWO-PART SERIES OF OUR TRIP TO THE GREEK ISLANDS. THE FOLLOWING ARE EXCERPTS OF KYLE'S TRAVEL JOURNAL. You can read part one here ENJOY! 7/5/17 Santorini, Greece As I’m writing, we are on the ferry leaving Santorini and bound for Rafina, a port outside of Athens. Our trip is essentially behind us and now it’s time to head home. We’ll catch a flight out of Athens at 6 a.m. and then fly direct from…

Greece Part 1 | Crete

This is part one of a two-part series of our trip to the Greek islands. The following are excerpts of Kyle's travel journal. Enjoy! 6/28/17 Today we boarded a plane in Seattle bound for Greece by way of Amsterdam and then Athens. We're on our way to bear witness to the marriage of two great people whom I've known collectively for over 30 years. Life has been crazy leading up to this trip with bachelor parties for Greg and Dylan,…