Our Backyard River

I officially joined the Outdoor Pursuits team in the middle of this past winter: a complete change from the turquoise waters of Baja Sur in Mexico, where I had spent the first half of the season, it seemed that snowy peaks of the Oregon Cascades would signal the end of my boating season. Fortunately for…

Adventures Abroad

Japan’s geography is seventy percent mountainous, but only one peak captures the imagination like Everest, Kilimanjaro, or Denali could. Mt. Fuji looms behind Tokyo, a location that makes it as inseparable from the Japanese identity as cherry blossoms and sushi. But for many Japanese, its mere presence doesn’t compel them to climb it. “It’s not going anywhere….