The challenge is to take the few decades of life we have and actually live it.        




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Sacramento River 2013

Down the Sac from Redding California to just above Chico..



Sacramento River Part 1



Sacramento River Part 2







Sourdough Ridge 2013 Entering the North Cascade wilderness through Diablo Washington. 

Natural World with John Cooney

Columbia River 2013!

Down the mighty Columbia from Portland to Astoria...







Hot-dogging on Crabtree Creek just outside of Scio.


Creek Bagging in the Willamette Valley

The rivers are at flood, the weather is cold, and the snow is light, what's there to do?

Return to Waldo Lake

Four days solo on Waldo Lake.

West end of Waldo Lake 

On the summit of Old Snowy

Rainier National Park 2010  

A few days peak bagging in the RNP.

September 2009 Ross Lake, North Cascades

9 days along the shores of Ross, and a couple of days on a local peak.

                             The West side of Waldo Lake

West end of Waldo Lake 

Waldo Lake, Cascades Oregon  About Waldo Lake

Waldo Lake Photos from Waldo Lake

Green River A river journey through the Canyonlands of Utah that words and pictures can only begin to describe.   

Canyonlands National Park, Utah May 2007



5 Mile Lookout Spend 3 days and 2 nights in February in a lookout tower just east of Mt. Hood.  We see fantastic views and a sunrise that you just want to put on a web site. Oh, guess I did.

Kayak Portland Come along on this November 2006 trip through Portland Oregon by kayak and canoe.   

Portland, Oregon November 2006





Pod 6, Paddle Oregon 2006.


New 2010 Paddle Oregon Video By Liz Vice! 

Paddle Oregon For those of you wanting to see a little bit of what "PO" is all about.  Here are some pictures from the first few years of Paddle Oregon. 

Natural World with John Cooney

Tatoosh Range, Rainier National Park

Here are some spectacular views of the Cascades as we Climb Mt. Pinnacle and Mt. Castle in July 2006.  St Helens vents some gas and we get wide open views of Mt. Rainier. 

Standing on top of Mt. Pinnacle.

Old Stuff:

This is  where all the adventures on the main page go to make room for more new stuff.  

Day Trips

A (mostly) chronological archive of short hiking and paddling trips in the Northwest.

Multiple Day Archives 

Records of multiple day trips, hiking and paddling around Oregon and Washington.  


Favorite links

 A list of sites



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San Juan Islands, April 2005

Ancient hieroglyphs on rocks at Alava Head on the Washington coast.

I'm changing my preferred media on this site to videos. These will be links to You Tube and Vimeo.  It would be great if visitors would subscribe to my You Tube page!  I mean, please.  Feedback and comments are welcome.  If you find a broken link just shoot me an Email.   I have new lists to add as well, so stay tuned surfers.





Other, hopefully, Useful Stuff  

Packing lists, Dutch Oven Recipes, etc.




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