COVID-19 Wk 24: Vacation

Normally Mia and I would have spent our vacation taking a trip someplace. More than likely up to the Methow Valley to hike, bike, swim and chill. This year however we decided to stay closer to home and do day trips and at the same time try to get some little things done around the…

COVID-19 Wk 23: Out & About

Obviously the biggest news this last week was the Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Joe Biden as their presidential pick. I honestly didn’t watch any of it and only caught the highlights on the news. The reason being I already know who I am voting for in November. Nothing will change my mind. You…

COVID-19 Wk 3: Feeling in Tents

We’re in week three of “stay at home” and “social distancing” as we all try to “flatten the curve”. All of these phrases will hopefully die a quick and painless death in the next few weeks. I hope to never utter them again. Well, except for maybe “stay at home”. Anyways! Still dealing with the…

Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer

The official name of this route created by The Swallows is the “Central Oregon Backcountry Explorer“.  I’ve been calling it the Prineville Loop or Ochoco Loop. Back in December/January Dean and I started talking about doing the Oregon Outback in late April.  Which then turned into follow the Outback route until Prineville then morph off…