Alongside the Road X

The family Friday evening drive shattered as I bent over to pick up the dog toy alongside the road. I froze, trapped in a purgatory between fight or flight. Eyes bulging, the hair on the back of my neck lifted so high it pushed my ball cap forward over my […]


Large Load Out

The Best Backpack

The wrong backpack ended up, over time, being the best backpack. When I first moved to Alaska, I had the same backpack that I had as a ten year old kid hiking into mountain lakes with my father. It was a great little pack frame but fit a little tight […]

Red Sky at Morning

I once sailed to the Slate Islands of Argyll with an old man missing part of his nose. No heed was taken of his warning and our birlinn foundered when the waves rose. Just two men of the score that were the crew scrambled to the landing craft. I bent […]

View of the side of French Basin Road, Sula Montana

Alongside the Road

Outdoorsmen are comprised of memories of hunts, fishing trips, and trapline sagas. Sometimes the memory is enhanced by the adrenaline created from a near death experience while on the adventure. This explains why these memories are seared into an outdoorsman’s brain. The adventures are sometimes shared with other individuals the […]


I love fishing and hunting stories. The only thing better than being outdoors is planning my next outdoor adventure or sharing tales of past glory days in the field. As I get older I tend to favor the planning and story telling more than being trapped on a open hillside […]