Articles by: Dutch Franz

Book Review – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Book Review – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Washington:  Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park By Tami Asars 286 pp. Available through Mountaineers Books for[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Community
Casio Pro Trek  PRW3500T-7 Gear Review

Casio Pro Trek PRW3500T-7 Gear Review

Tackling high places with the Casio Pro Trek  PRW3500T-7.  With most people swapping out their watch for time keeping on a smart phone, we often[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Gear
Five North Cascades Fall Destinations You Can’t Miss

Five North Cascades Fall Destinations You Can’t Miss

Before the winter snow (and cold rain) starts to make outdoor excursions more a practice of survival than outdoor recreation, checkout Washington’s North Cascades region[Read More…]

by November 7, 2016 0 comments Community
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Approach Shoe – Gear Review

Approach any challenge with the Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX.  If you are climbing on one of the Pacific Northwest’s magnificent peaks, you might find yourself[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 0 comments Gear
The Hiking Brain – Boost Your Creativity and Happiness

The Hiking Brain – Boost Your Creativity and Happiness

  Outdoor exercise can do more for your brain than just the familiar runners-high.  Most of us have experienced a euphoric feeling while on the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Community
Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Outdoor Retailer Inspiring Stories

Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Outdoor Retailer Inspiring Stories

There are thousands of vendors at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market exposition.  And while it is easy to get lost in the crowd, some companies[Read More…]

by September 7, 2016 0 comments Community
Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

Outdoor Retailer 2016 Editor’s Picks – Main Floor Review

The Outdoor Retailer 2016 Summer Market was a chance for some of the biggest manufacturers in the business to show what is new in the[Read More…]

by August 18, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Part 2 – Tami Asars PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Part 2 – Tami Asars PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Last week we introduced a two-part interview with guidebook writer and photographer Tami Asars.  This week we complete the series with Tami Asars giving us[Read More…]

by August 11, 2016 0 comments Community, Trails
Renowned Guide Book Writer Tami Asars – The PCT Experience in Her Own Words

Renowned Guide Book Writer Tami Asars – The PCT Experience in Her Own Words

This fall, photographer, former REI guide, and guide book writer Tami Asars will release her third backpacking guide book.  Tami’s critically acclaimed books are known[Read More…]

by July 27, 2016 0 comments Community
Summer Book Review – Amazing Trail Recipe Book

Summer Book Review – Amazing Trail Recipe Book

GOOD FOOD For outdoor adventures By Tanya Krezevka 230 pp. Available through Amazon or directly from Trail Recipes for $19.00   Food is important, especially[Read More…]

by July 21, 2016 0 comments Community, Food