Sheep

The smell of damp earth, sunshine streaming through the tall front room windows, sitting in the comfy armchair by the cranking wood stove and falling asleep.  Being home is nostalgia to the highest degree. I headed out the door to go to the store and after adjusting the music, I looked up to see a sheep,…

HSU Cycling Mountain Bike Race-Photo Epic

For a full set of pictures from the weekend, head over to Pinkbike and search user Xeromtb.  From there, they are in the photo album labeled “Humboldt State Cycling Home Race 2016”.  If you enjoy the photos, follow me on Instagram! @Digitallcowboy On Saturday, the HSU cycling mountain bike race includes a cross country race…

A Non-Traditional Battle

  Where did it all start for you?  Maybe it was wandering through your local park, maybe hiking through the mountains, along the seashore, or simply playing in your back yard sand box as a child.  Maybe it was on the first camping trip with your parents to the lake or maybe it came later…

White Lightening

Most cars have personality, but this car takes the cake.  Everything from its rocky past to its temperamental door handles and punk cassettes overflowing the center console, speak to white lightening’s character.  A raft guide car at heart, I’ve had the pleasure of driving White Lightening on numerous trips throughout the Arkansas river valley. My…

Spring Break and the Valley of Death

Katy Perry’s “Fire Work” started my 23 year as we pulled into our campsite at 12:30 a.m. on March 12, 2016.  After driving for 17 hours, with about as many pee breaks, we had made it to Death Valley, where we would be hiking for the next week.  Expedition Planning and Leadership, my Recreation Administration class,…

Weekend at Shasta

This past weekend I went to Mount Shasta with my Recreation Administration Winter Adventure Leadership class.  I came into the weekend expecting to be cold.  The trip was 3 nights in the snow with 21 other people.  The first day we hiked to our campsite in a warm un-snow like heat.  Everybody had been expecting…

Adventure at Lacks Creek

Humboldt county offers a wide array of outdoor recreational activities.  Mountain biking is among my favorites, and lacks creek is an amazing spot to ride.  This past week I spent a day pedaling nearly 3,000ft uphill to experience some of the best single track that Humboldt has to offer.  This visit was timed perfectly before…