2018.09.02

Goodbye Scenic Avenue

After over 10 years in this house, we are moving on

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2018.09.02

Soup Box Derby 2018

We are back this year with a new crew and a brand new racer

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2018.08.01

RIP Tom

I will be sure to take a run for you my friend

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2017.07.10

Summer Adventure - Sampler Platter

Hiking, biking, kayaking all around the state

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2017.01.01

Happy New Year 2017

A quick dip in Puget Sound to ring in the new year

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2016.06.27

Summer Adventure - John Wayne Pioneer Trail

A 300-mile ride all the way across Washington

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2015.12.31

My Year of Microadventures

I completed my goal of getting out for at least one small adventure each month of the year

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2015.09.02

Soup Box Derby 2015

Two bikes hooked together with some metal bits with some office chairs strapped on top

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2015.08.22

Backpacking the Ozette Triangle

Backpacking with the family along Washington's west coast

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2015.07.23

Summer Adventure - Paddle to the Sea

This summer's adventure would take us from the snow-covered glaciers of Mt. Baker to the waves of Puget Sound all under human power.

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2015.02.23

Goldmyer Hot Springs #microadventure

February's microadventure involved some hot springs and a simple formula

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2015.02.05

Wallace Falls #microadventure

I am determined to get out for a #microadventure each month during 2015

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2014.09.27

Fatbike Summer Meetup

A couple of days of beach riding with other fatbikers

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2014.08.20

Soup Box Derby 2014

Two bikes hooked together with some metal bits with a kayak strapped on top

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2014.08.19

Whidbey Triathlon

A few minutes slower than last year, but had a good time as always

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2014.08.07

Summer Adventure - Mountain to Mountain

This year's Summer Adventure idea was cooked up by Chris and involved climbing not one but two mountains

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2014.06.23

Kulshan Quest

Six hours of kayaking, biking, and trekking in the waters and woods near Chuckanut Bay on a gorgeous summer solstice day

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2014.03.13

March Microadventure - Bateman Island

A little stealth camping on an island only a stones throw from the shopping mall was a great way to spend a night under the stars

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2014.03.09

Walla Walla Dirty Duathlon

A fun race that completely lived up to its name

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2014.01.27

New Year, New Adventures

An adventure very close to home

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2013.12.13

December Microadventure - Snow Bike + Camp

Take one bike with fat tires, add one kid's sled, sprinkle in a generous helping of snow and you have yourself one mighty fine little overnight adventure

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2013.12.09

Global Fatbike Day

Got out and had a fun ride to celebrate Global Fatbike Day

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2013.10.31

October Microadventure - Close to Home

An adventure very close to home

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2013.10.23

Front Yard Timelapse

From dirt pile to lush green grass in two minutes

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2013.09.30

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

I lived in Arizona for 7 years and never saw the Grand Canyon, but Chris and I decided it was time to check it out.

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2013.07.09

Summer Adventure - WaMBR Trail

A summer adventure to map and ride the (non-existent) WaMBR Trail

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2013.06.18

June Microadventure - Horse Heaven Hills Bike Overnight

A quick and fun bike overnight in the hills above Prosser

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2013.05.01

#30DaysOfBiking

Riding my bike every day of April for the #30DaysOfBiking challenge

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2013.04.25

April Microadventure - Whidbey Fatbike Beach Ride

A ride down the western shore of Whidbey Island and a fun campout under a brilliant full moon

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2013.04.23

March Microadventure - Whidbey to Camano Paddle

March microadventure paddle over to Camano Island

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2013.03.04

Lanham Lake Snowshoe

A short overnight snowshoe trip to a beautiful little lake

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2012.09.24

San Juan Island Quest

After a seven year hiatus, I competed in another adventure race this past Saturday

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2012.08.29

RIP Rob

Hope you found the peace that eluded you in life

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2012.08.13

Splashy Fun on the Sauk

Sunny day kayaking on the middle section of the Sauk

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2012.07.16

Summer Olympics

This summer's big adventure was to be a 116 mile traverse of the entire Olympic Peninsula by foot and boat

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2012.04.13

Kayak Camping in the San Juans

Overnight kayak trip to explore some of San Juan islands

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2011.12.05

Kayaking the Lower Green Gorge

Some some cold-weather kayaking in a beautiful canyon

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2011.11.04

New Sport - Si-yaking

I invented a new sport

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2011.10.01

Married

Dun-dun-dah-da, dun-dun-dah-da

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2011.07.11

Kayak Roll Practice

Been heading over to Deer Lake for some kayak rolling practice

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2011.07.05

Climbing Mt. St. Helens

Attempt #2 at Mt. St. Helens

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2011.05.24

4 + 1 = 1

RIP Penny, Dominique, & Alfonso

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2011.04.13

Buckskin Gulch

Hiking one of the longest slot canyons in the world

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2011.03.27

Hiking @ Goose Rock

Hiking with the family to the top of Whidbey Island

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2011.02.12

Rolling Huts

Headed over the mountains to play in the snow

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2010.11.28

Great Chicken Coop Fire of 2010

Luckily all of the chickens made it out safely

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2010.09.20

Soup Box Derby 2010

Two bikes hooked together with some metal bits with a kayak strapped on top

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2010.08.10

Summer Projects

Wrapped up a few summer projects

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2010.07.28

Cracked Frame with a Happy Ending

Cracked Frame with a Happy Ending

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2010.06.28

NWOC Total Immersion Whitewater Class

Learning to whitewater kayak with Northwest Outdoor Center

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2010.05.29

Gorge Waterfalls

A lovely little trip to check out the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

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2010.04.30

Climbing Mt. St. Helens

Snowshoe climb at Mt. St. Helens

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2010.03.12

Chicks

Four new additions to the family

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2010.02.03

Sledding @ Big Four Ice Caves

We set out to find sledding but didnt expect to end up here

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2010.01.20

Snowshoeing @ Skyline Lake

A beautiful bluebird day for a walk in the snow

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2009.12.20

Evolution of a Tree House - Part 3

Roof, ladder, and railings

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2009.09.18

Evolution of a Tree House - Part 2

Adding the walls

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2009.09.06

Evolution of a Tree House - Part 1

Start with two trees...

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2009.06.16

Mt. Rainier Summit Climb

Climbing to the highest point in Washington

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2009.06.16

Hoh River Rafting

Whitewater rafting on the Hoh River

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2009.06.16

Landscaping: Part Four

The one where we get a yard

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2009.05.08

Kayaking at Lake Union

Kayaking with the family in downtown Seattle

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2009.04.30

Landscaping: Part Three

The third exciting installment of our landscaping adventures

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2009.04.06

Kayaking Saratoga Passage

A peaceful morning paddle when the sea is like glass

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2009.02.28

Barlow Butte Snowshoe

Snowshoeing into a backcountry hut in the shadow of Mt. Hood

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2008.10.31

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

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2008.10.05

Deck

The deck isnt quite done, but check out the progress so far

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2008.10.01

Tractor Work

A couple of weeks back, we decided to start our landscaping in earnest

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2008.07.16

Whistler Trip

Biking, rafting, zip lining, and bears

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2008.05.28

Climbing Mt. Hood

Climbing Mt. Hood has been on my list for many years, and I finally got to cross it off

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2008.04.18

Trip to Canada, eh?

Two cities visited, seven modes of transportation used

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2008.04.17

New House

We bought a new house

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2008.03.31

Skagit River Kayak

Even though there was snow in the forecast, I decided to head out for a kayak trip down the lower Skagit River

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2007.12.10

Christmas Ornaments

Pretty amazing what you can make out of some glitter and beads

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2007.12.02

Potato Chips

We have been getting pretty crafty in the kitchen lately and made some really good food

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2007.11.30

Thanksgiving

Just a nice shot of our Thanksgiving spread

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2007.10.22

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

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2007.10.18

New Kayak and Rack

New sea kayak and a rack to haul it

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2007.08.20

Camping @ Cooper Lake

Fun times camping, kayaking, and (unsuccessfully) fishing

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2007.06.18

Otter Falls

A beautiful (and wet) hike with Michaleen and Eden

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2007.06.11

Lunchtime Visitor

Look who came walking up our trail

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2007.05.21

Double Bluff

A great place for a fun beach hike

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2007.04.19

Morning Kayak

A peaceful morning paddle in Saratoga Passage

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2007.03.21

Mountain Biking at Goss Lake Woods

Mountain Biking at Goss Lake Woods

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2007.01.13

Winter on Whidbey

Welcome to winter on Whidbey

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2006.12.23

Waking Up On Whidbey

We have arrived on Whidbey Island

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2006.11.01

Old House Sold - New House Rented

We found a great place that is on 5 treed acres on top of a hill, with great views of the Puget Sound, mainland, and Cascade mountains

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2006.10.30

Flagstaff Adventure Race III

It was a beautiful day to race up in flagstaff - the weather was great, the leaves were changing colors, and Mark put together a fun race for the series finale

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2006.10.24

Desert Rage - San Diego

This past weekend was Desert Rage - San Diego, the third race in the Desert Rage series and the first one I had done outside of Arizona

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2006.10.12

Gilmore Adventure Race 2006

Team Sierra Adventure Sports takes 2nd in the male 3-person category at the 2006 Gilmore Adventure Race

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2006.08.30

Home Updates

A bunch more home improvement projects complete

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2006.08.30

Flagstaff Adventure Race II

Last saturday was the second race of the first annual Mountain Racing Sports Flagstaff Adventure Racing 3-race Series

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2006.08.10

Stop-motion Studies - Unfinished Masterpiece

I may never finish it, so I am sharing my masterpiece as-is

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2006.08.06

Cellar Door - Finally Done

Another much-needed home improvement project is in the books

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2006.07.06

New Carpet

Spent last week ripping out the old carpet in my bedroom and office, painting the walls, and getting new carpet installed

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2006.06.22

BrickFest Montage Clip 2 - Psycho

Another famous scene done in Lego

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2006.06.16

Big Sky Breakdown - Cancelled

On the eve of our big training trip, we got the bad news

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2006.06.16

Stop-motion Study 4 - Mouth Animation

For this test, I wanted to play with animating the Lego figure's face to give more expression and the illusion of actually speaking

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2006.06.02

BrickFest Montage Clip - Blair Witch

Recreations of famous scenes, all done in Lego

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2006.05.25

Big Sky Breakdown

The course promises to take racers on a 250-mile course that should take 3 to 4 days to complete.

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2006.05.07

Dam to Dam Kayak Race

This was the second year of the event, and my second time participating in it.

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2006.04.30

Desert Rage II - Roosevelt Lake

Rick promised that the race would be really tough, and he didnt disappoint.

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2006.04.21

Mountain Biking at South Mountain

Mountain Biking at South Mountain

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2006.01.11

Lego Film Project Update

Putting my Lego learnings to the test and starting work on an actual film

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2005.10.01

Great Divide Mountain Bike Ride

Riding my bike 2400 miles from Canada to Mexico

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2005.09.05

That Malty Molly

Molly Red Ale - My First Brew

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2005.07.12

New Bike

My new bike for my big adventure

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2005.07.05

Stop-motion Study 3 - Sound

Today I decided to try experimenting with sound in my films. Specifically, I wanted to try sound effects, foley (background sound), and soundtrack music.

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2005.06.23

Stop-motion Study 2 - New Camera

After making a few movies of my own, I am totally hooked on this stop-motion animation stuff. I decided that if I am gonna become a world-renowned lego animator, then I better improve my studio a bit.

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2005.06.20

Stop-motion Study 1 - Software Test

For my first venture into stop-motion animation, I figured I would do a few simple software tests to familiarize myself with all of the tools needed to create the final product.

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2004.01.01

FJ40 Project

The beginnings of a new project

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