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Going-to-the-Sun Road (Video) A Million Dollars A Mile

The first time we drove on Going-to-the-Sun-Road was among the most majestic and memorable moments of my life. We came in from the West entrance, and made it to the East where we stayed at St. Mary’s Campground just before the sun went down. This 2.5 million dollar road took 11 years to build and is an iconic National Historic…

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Portland: The Strip Club Capital of the U.S.

Portland: The Strip Club Capital of the U.S. sees rain on almost 50% of days every year, while it sees rain on 100% of days during Bop. We’d been struggling with bad weather since Rainier, which ultimately peaked in the form of a historic, typhoon-generated storms and tornadoes in Astoria. This dogshit trend lingered on in Portland: The Strip Club …

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Highline Trail at Glacier National Park (video)

It’s been a little over a year since we made this 14 mile (Highline: 12mi; Garden Wall: 2mi) trek in the heart of Glacier National Park, and I’ve been working on this video for an inexcusable amount of time. After lost footage, some laziness, and one very intense trailer, it is finally complete. The GoPro was latched to a backpack …

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Mount Rainier National Park The Best Laid Plans of Bop

After spending the day in Seattle, we set our sights on Mount Rainier National Park — about a two hour road trip. We arrived late, city lights out of sight, and set up camp at Cougar Rock. I secured a solid plan in my head for the next day and it went… (D.M.C. voice) a lo something like this:

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Beautiful British Columbia: Part 1 (Vancouver) Civilization, is that you?

(7:00 A.M., somewhere near Vancouver, British Columbia: * tap tap tap*) “Chris, was that you?” I ask, muffled by the t-shirt I had slung over my face to shield the morning sun. (Chris pretends he doesn’t hear me) “There’s someone knocking on your window,” I tell him, peeking out from my “sleeping” position, configured by my head lodged between the passenger seat and the …

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Glacier National Park The Crown of the Continent

  Mountains and Glaciers and BEARS, oh my! I didn’t know what to expect from Glacier. Even though we had been researching national parks for nearly a year, I only saved Pinterest ideas, looked at pictures, and read about cool things to see and do. The drive into the Tetons is something I’ll never forget, but the initial drive down Glacier’s …