The Things I Carry…

On my WoodenBoat adventures… I carry Pendleton blankets in my FJ40 to keep me warm on cold clear nights in the National Parks. I carry a canvas tent and canvas bedroll by Ellis Canvas Tents from Durango, Colorado –… Read More

Weathered WoodenBoat

Weathered WoodenBoat In the past few years my boat, the “Obsession” has traveled a thousand rocky river miles in all kinds of weather, dodged a million rocks (and hit more than a few) while running rivers in Yellowstone,… Read More

Moved by the Wallowas

Six hundred pounds of Oregon Elk thundered up the small freestone creek in a desperate dash for life as a pack of gray wolves gave chase. Two or three wolves were closing in on her flanks in the… Read More

Badlands National Park

In the Badlands National Park, there is a Wilderness Area where bison, coyotes, prairie dogs, and snakes make their homes. You can be a guest there and share this space with them – at least for a night… Read More

On the Rogue River – No Such Thing as Bad Weather

The forecast for our October trip on the wild and scenic section of the Rogue River this year was rain…. lots of it. We could see it coming a week away and there was no way to stop… Read More

Show Me… an Oregon Adventure

As they walked the narrow path leading back to our campsite tucked away in the Willamette National Forest  surrounded by old growth Doug Fir and towering Hemlock trees, they said it reminded them of a scene from Jurassic… Read More

WoodenBoats in Port

The marina at the edge of Puget Sound with the Olympic National Park in the horizon, is the center of activity in the quaint little harbor of Port Townsend, Washington. It positively buzzes with activity every year in… Read More

The Canyonlands

Cataract Canyon is a section of the Colorado River that has been on my bucket list for several years. It’s tucked away in the south east corner of Utah and it flows right through Canyonlands National Park. I… Read More

Fathers & Sons in my Boat…

As an outfitter and fly fishing guide in the state of Oregon, I’ve rowed a lot of “personalities” in my handcrafted wooden drift boat. I’ve hosted experienced anglers, beginners, athletes, celebrities, actors, artists, great casters, bad casters, quiet… Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915 and is one of the most visited parks in the entire National Park system. It’s located in north central Colorado and has so many incredible natural features it can take… Read More