Let me introduce myself, I am currently living in Rainier, OR with my wife, two kids, two dogs, and one very rotten cat. I work for Cowlitz County, WA as an Environmental Health Specialist and am a certified On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems Inspector in the state of Washington.
In the past, I have worked as a bicycle mechanic (8 years) and an outdoor guide (4 years). I have a BS in Earth Sciences from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I rowed an 18 foot raft 226 miles down the Grand Canyon with very little previous rafting experience. I have been mountain biking since 1992 and road biking since 1998.
I have made this page to share my outdoor experiences, provide thoughtful advice on many outdoor topics, and maybe do a little ranting every now and then.
Thank you for visiting,