Journal - Pacific Northwander
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The Entrance of Ape Cave
May 6, 2015

Central Oregon Lava Tubes

The Arnold Ice Cave is like tunnel to a post apocalyptic underworld completely absent of the ice its name suggests....

Nesmith Point top 2
April 8, 2015

Nesmith Point

Often used to train for climbing mountains, Nesmith Point is one of the steepest trails in the Columbia River Gorge....

Climbing to the Pool - Susan Creek Falls
March 26, 2015

Susan Creek Falls

Susan Creek is a hidden gem of a waterfall along the North Umpqua, and although it isn't the largest falls, it is an adventure worth having....

Looking Through The Passage
March 14, 2015

Ape Cave Hike

The longest lava tube in the lower 48, Ape Cave is a great place to escape hot summer days or give spelunking a try for the first time. This 13,042 foot long cave was formed nearly 2000 years ago when an eruption sent lava flowing...

March 11, 2015

Timelapse Tuesday – Mt. Hood

Time-lapse photography is something that has always inspired me. The way that it shifts one's perception, showing how insignificant and tiny we are in the grand scheme of things, how fast the world really goes....

Trillium Lake Reflections
March 5, 2015

Trillium Lake Reflections

We have all probably seen the pictures of Mt. Hood reflecting in a mysterious lake surrounded by forests. Many of the obligatory photos originate from the banks of Trillium Lake....

February 28, 2015

Visual Adventure Inspiration: The Dark Side of the Lens

Ever since I first saw this film a few years back when it was featured on Vimeo, it has inspired me more and more every single time I watch it. I figure that it's a good way to start out this Visual Adventure Inspiration feature...

Munra Point
February 25, 2015

Munra Point Hike: Walking on the Edge

Munra Point is one of the best hikes in the gorge because of its exhilerating rock scrambles, precarious views of the gorge, and ability to get you away from the tourist traps below....

Snow Dragon Ice Cave
December 15, 2014

Into the Snow Dragon: An Expedition into Mt. Hood’s Glacier Caves

About 65 miles from Downtown Portland lies the largest glacier cave system in the lower 48 states. The most shocking part about these caves is that they were only discovered and explored 4 years ago by local cave explorers. Unlike most caves, glacial cave...