⛰️ adventures

adventure (n.)

c. 1200, aventure, auenture "that which happens by chance, fortune, luck," from Old French aventure (11c.) "chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening," from Latin adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from fem. of adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come to, reach, arrive at," from ad "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come," from a suffixed form of PIE root *gwa- "to go, come."

Meaning developed through "risk; danger" (a trial of one's chances), c. 1300, and "perilous undertaking" (late 14c.) to "novel or exciting incident, remarkable occurrence in one's life" (1560s). Earlier it also meant "a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things" (13c.). The -d- was restored in English 15c.-16c.; attempt was made about the same time to restore it in French, but there it was rejected. Venture is a 15c. variant. German Abenteuer is a borrowing of the French word, apparently deformed by influence of Abend "evening."


"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature." - Henry David Thoreau - think I found this on a wood sign on the trails at wallace falls park


pandemics are great times for adventures

  • pct section h
  • 2020 - seattle to vanguard via iron horse trail with fernando - 5 days
  • 2020 - seattle to portland - 2020 - bicycle ride - 3 days


  • rest of the pct washington section
  • pct oregon section


  • 2014? - pct section j hike & camp for a week in the cascade mountains
  • ragbrai - 2010? bicycle across iowa
  • jumped off bridges into the river - marshalltown
  • rock climbing - colorado springs - have a photo of this somewhere & also indoor climbing at u of i and outdoor in palisades in iowa
  • bicycled some of the missippi river trail
  • bushwhacking - lightning peak - olympics
  • snow shoeing - eagle peak near mt rainier
  • followed a creek to it's source - as a kid somewhere in iowa
  • visited grand canyon twice

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"what one fool can do, another can..." - Richard Feynman ← given some basic requirements that is...

i need to organize this site and move some content here, udpate my videos and what not... spent a lot of time experimenting with different bicycles, backpacks, etc. I trade a lot on craigslist and I have my system pretty tuned up to where the gear removes distractions and adds comfort that might help beginners

this is a playlist of videos, if you open in a new window you can see the playlist on the right with various other adventures

there's some hiking mostly in the central cascades, a pct section, bicycle touring, mountain biking, motorcycle camping, packrafting and randoms, i just like being outside with nothing to do but enjoy nature