Category adventure

Green Bay to Ourselves

Green Bay is a pristine little National Forest campground about 30 minutes outside of Sandpoint. There are eight or ten campsites on the water at these two rock beaches. Between the two beaches is a cliff of perfect proportions off of which to jump. The jump is just high enough to be scary but not […]

Trail 44

“Have you heard of Trail 44?” my coworker Jason asked me a while ago. “No. Why?” Jason pulled out his phone. “It looks epic,” he said while he scrolled through pictures his friend had posted of it on Facebook. The photos showed long rolling ridges punctuated by peaks covered in beargrass. A lone rider cruised […]

Alaska: Part 4

If you’re just starting off, you might consider these first: Alaska: Part 1 Alaska: Part 2 Alaska: Part 3 Day Seven (Cont’d): Ye Olde Bunque Haus is owned and operated by Pat McGee, an octogenarian who has run the hostel for ages. The main house serves as the classier hostel. The “bunque haus” in the […]

Alaska: Part 3

If you’re just starting, you probably ought to read Alaska: Part 1 and Alaska: Part 2 first. Day Four: I was too excited to sleep much. As quietly as possible, I arose, slid into my boots, and slipped outside. Clouds swirled around the peaks that towered over me. In the distance, back toward Talkeetna, I could […]

Alaska: Part 1

It’s not an adventure if something doesn’t go wrong. – Yvon Chouinard Day One: I arrived to Anchorage last night. The flight chased the sun all the way here. Perpetually setting, the dying light of the day splashed mesmerizing colors on the clouds; it felt as though we were flying back in time. Tips of […]

Writing Again!

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Captain of Adventures has been unduly busy over the last couple of months. However, my latest adventure refuses to go unpublished. The photo below is a teaser for the first installment of three for “Alaska”. Stay tuned fellow adventurers.

Jaguar and the Rat Resolution

It’s been three weeks since I have had to face a night of scurrying, couch foam-stealing, rice bag-nibbling, droppings-leaving rats in my house. And I’m still jumpy. It got to the point that any flicker of movement, any sound I heard, I would flip on the light, throw back the sheets, and shoot upright in […]

The Best Day

Yesterday was my last day in Costa Rica. If you don’t feel like reading this whole post, skip to the last four paragraphs. Seriously. Typically I woke with the sunrise. Atypically, I got up. I dressed in my running shorts and tank top and went downstairs to begin my exercises. Last year, I celebrated Thanksgiving […]

Tonki and the Rats (PG-13)

We got a cat last night. His name is Tonki. Tonki ran away this morning. A little while ago our dog Woody started barking like mad. I thought to myself, “Hmph. I bet Woody treed Tonki.” Tonki is something of a special purchase. See, it’s not so much that we wanted a cat. It’s that […]

Costa Rica: Esterillos Oeste and el Gris

We have this car, right? The name of the car is Gris (grees). Gris is a 1988 Toyota Tercel 4WD Wagon. On earlier trips here, I drove Gris all the way to the Nicaraguan border, onto the beaches of Puerto Soley, to Esterillos Oeste, Puntarenas, and everywhere in between. My last trip down here, I […]