Where getting lost is part of the adventure… and finding your way home a pleasant surprise.

Dugout Project Update

Dugout Project Update

             A long period of neglect followed Robert’s visit last August to help me start the canoe project. Mushrooms sprouted from the ends of the log (Pholiota populnea, pretty, but unfortunately inedible). I feared the log would turn out to be rotten.            ...
Leap Year Campout in the Lava Bed

Leap Year Campout in the Lava Bed

  The forecast Friday was for passably fair weather. 50 degree Fahrenheit temps, 3 mph winds, maybe a little rain and lower temperatures with a little snow or hail late Saturday afternoon. It didn’t work out that way.           Russ...
Up the Creek

Up the Creek

Wrayal and I took the dogs on a short detour along a seasonal stream on our way to The Big Lava Bed....
Lunch At The Big Lava Bed

Lunch At The Big Lava Bed

It’s been an odd winter; cold weather and heavy dumps of snow have alternated with prolonged warm spells and clear blue skies. At the beginning of January Andy and I were able to ride all the way up to South Prairie, about fourteen miles into the Gifford Pinchot...
Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

This story first appeared in  International Sidecar Traveller #43 April, 2019   Winter had been a long, dreary affair, with a succession of snow, cold rain, ice and more snow. Come February, I was done with it, but it did not appear to be done with me. Out of...