A satellite ridge near Sphinx Mountain at the top of the Chinese Wall, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana. We completed a 13-day packrafting traverse of the Bob in June and July, 2014. Read about it here.

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    Writing and Expedition Blogging: I sometimes write blog posts and publish photos from my trips, which are generally posted here in the “blog” section. Links will be posted to my twitter feed and excerpts on my facebook page (see above for links). Blog posts are sent via satellite modem and are usually live. The primary outlet for my other writing is Backpacking Light, although I do write for other magazines from time to time and usually post links to that content via my twitter feed.

    Thanks for visiting I founded, and still manage Backpacking Light, as well as guide, teach, consult, and write a blog about a variety of topics including ultralight living, servant leadership, trekking, photography, tenkara fly fishing, packrafting, and scouting.

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