Trail Hoppers: The Final Chapter in the Idaho Hot Springs Loop Saga.

The last blog update left off with Eric and I settling into Stanley after withstanding an abundance of road blocks and detours. At this point, our journey had lead us 262.12 miles with over 14,000 feet of elevation gain. Little … Continued

Oregon: Week 13 Reflections

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The nightmare has finally ended and I feel awakened. Eugene, we will, without a doubt, miss you NOT. I think the feelings were mutual considering that Oregon has been gnawing away at us for the last 3 months. Late Sunday … Continued

Oregon: Week 12 Reflections

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Saturday I was happy to get an early start to the weekend after working a short, 5 hour day on Saturday. It worked out perfectly too because I didn’t have to miss Eric’s Birthday Bike Ride. Score! Plus, it was … Continued

Oregon: Week 11 Reflections

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Sunday Cottage Grove, OR We started the weekend off right with a 20 mile ride through the lovely nearby town of Cottage Grove. The Row (sounds like cow) River Trail is a hidden gem. This roughly 16 mile, paved cycle … Continued

Oregon: Week 10 Reflections

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Unless you find laundry, cleaning, and grocery shopping riveting blog material, you more than likely don’t want to hear about my overly exciting weekend. I do however have a funny story to share. As I’ve annoyingly mentioned on several occasions … Continued

Oregon: Week 7-9 Reflections

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As some of you have noticed, I have not been doing a very good job keeping up with the blog the past several weeks. As much as I would like to blame it on busy weekend getaways, life happenings, or … Continued

Oregon: Week 6 Reflections

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Rejuvenated “If you go far into a forest and get very quiet, you will come to realize that everything is connected.” -Alan Watts (adapted) After a few long weeks, Eric and I hit the road and headed towards one of … Continued

Oregon: Week 4-5 Reflections

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Dark Days It’s been a long…month. While I can put a positive spin on just about anything, sometimes life happens and we’re not always in the driver’s seat. All I can say is that when life feels out of control, … Continued

Oregon: Week 3 Reflections

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It was a week deserving of a bit of slack time as I headed into week 3 of this journey. They say that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. I’m here to tell you that sometimes that is … Continued

Oregon: Week 2 Reflections

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All the photos in the world could not project the sheer beauty of Oregon. I chased the wilderness throughout the day, trying to capture her magnificence, but found that I fell short each and every time. It’s hard to bottle … Continued


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