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

Scouting for a Camp Site

Scouting for a Camp Site

(Words: Andy Wade; Photos: Vernon Wade & Andy Wade) Half the fun of camping is scouting new places to go. Any time we get out on the hacks and head to the mountains is a good day. Our expedition the week before was, as usual, a blast. Riding through Underwood and...
The Latency of Morning

The Latency of Morning

It has been snowing for a week It snowed all last night It is snowing yet. My world, confined to what I can see, is a shapeless mass of amorphous heaps. A rumpled blanket hides the ground. Everything is pale and colorless. The paper birch, branches laced with snow,...
Why I Am Not A Cat Person

Why I Am Not A Cat Person

It was one of those spells we get in January; a couple of weeks of clear, dry weather with the temperatures stuck in the teens. I had seen an ad in the paper for a BMW powered reverse trike up in The Dalles. I envisioned something like a Morgan. Two wheels in front,...
26 Degrees

26 Degrees

Dawn breaks, the color of old lead; an almost invisible icy mist wafts down. I hear it rattle the dead leaves and feel its tentative caress on my face.