It’s rare to be able to find the time these days to be able to take a step back and reflect upon where you are and where you want to be. To me, traveling to the wilderness has always been the most effective way to accomplish this goal.

Recently, I made the move with my wonderful girlfriend from Milwaukee, WI to our new home in Portland, OR. This provided the greatest opportunity to see parts of the United States that we had only heard of in books growing up. Places that seemed to be at a distance unable to be reached at any point in our lives.