Backcountry Activities

Professional Activities

  • Founder, Publisher, and CEO, Beartooth Media Group, Inc. – including development, oversight and management of the Backpacking Light, BackpackingLight.com, and Beartooth Mountain Press brands. 2001-present.
  • Board of Directors, Continental Divide Trail Alliance. 2007-present.
  • Board of Directors, Winter Wildlands Alliance, 2009-present.  

Notable Treks

  • Washington PCT, no resupply
  • Absaroka Backbone, no resupply, Livingston MT to County Peak, WY
  • Yellowstone National Park Circumnavigation, no resupply  
  • Arctic 1000 (attempt), no resupply, Kivalina to Dalton Highway (injured after 185 miles)  

Technical Mountaineering

Packrafting Descents
  • Gallatin River, YNP boundary to Three Forks
  • Madison River, YNP boundary to Three Forks 
  • Beaverhead-Jefferson River, Clark Canyon Reservoir to Three Forks 
  • Yellowstone River, YNP boundary to Billings 
  • Stillwater River, headwaters to Yellowstone River (some portages), also West Fork from headwaters
  • Boulder River, headwaters to Yellowstone River (some portages), also East and West Forks from headwaters
  • Hellroaring Creek, headwaters to YNP boundary 
  • Slough Creek, headwaters to YNP boundary 
  • Buffalo Creek, headwaters to YNP boundary 
  • Thorofare River, headwaters to YNP boundary 
  • Pacific Creek, headwaters to GTNP boundary 
  • West Fork Madison River, headwaters to trailhead