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….

Tree-Soloing

I was most likely six or seven when I climbed a tree for the first time. It was an apple tree, rugged and short—surely no more than fifteen or twenty feet at its tallest point—growing in the backyard of my childhood home. I remember distinctly how I felt as I traversed the branches of this…

Visual Vibrance

Hello. I am very honored to bring you this week’s Outdoor Pursuits blog post. My name is Taylor Humphrey, and I work on the OP staff as the Film and Photo Man. I love this job and the opportunities it has brought me. If I had it my way, this would be a multi-decade career…

Taking to the Tides

This week we’ve got some visual adventures to share! Our resident surf bum, Anthony, and his GoPro have recently taken to the Seas, Rivers, and Streets of the Pacific Northwest to do some awesome exploring. Lucky for us, he was totally up for sharing his wild ride. Check it out.

Welcome To Our Adventure!

Hello and welcome to the first installment of the Pacific University Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Blog! We are beyond stoked to have the opportunity to share our experiences with you. We hope that our stories will get you excited to get outside and make some memories of your own. Whether you are a student, and choose to…