Sharing the inspiring ideas and interesting adventures that are helping me to become more adventure minded with the hope that you might find them useful too. Focused on getting outside in the Pacific Northwest.
Waking up early is always worth it, and Angel’s Rest is a sweet spot to earn your view.
Adventures don’t have to be gnarly to count. Birding fits the bill for me just fine.
An official ICE mile involves swimming in temperatures below 41F (5C), but even the idea of wild swimming can spark a new adventure.
From an epic circumnavigation to day trips along the rim, Crater Lake in winter offers plenty of adventure options.
Taking my skis on the trail was a whole new way to push myself out of my comfort zone this winter.
Yes, you can do an adventure race in Oregon.
Get excited about bikepacking with REI’s short film “Pedal Through”.
Just on the eastern edge of the Northern Cascades lies the Methow Valley, a picturesque mecca for outdoor sports. In the winter, explore the largest cross country skiing area in the United States, and in the summer, hiking trails, river sports and mountain biking are...
The Methow Valley offers unparalleled cross country skiing over a network of at least 120 miles of groomed trails. Take your skiing to the next level and explore the varied terrain the valley has to offer.
The Three Fingered Jack circumnavigation is a classic, challenging route through Oregon’s volcanic country. Hike it all in a day or explore some of its day hikes.
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About The Author
Teri Smith is a photographer, writer and adventure seeker in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more here.