Benjamin Tepler is a senior editor at Portland Monthly magazine in Portland, Oregon. The wilderness is his one true love, but he devotes many of his waking hours to thinking critically about pizza, canelés, and chocolate babka. To counterbalance his high-calorie diet, Benjamin spends his free time climbing Oregon’s various peaks.
The days of broken tines and stomach aches are over
Surviving the thaw requires special kicks
Living full-time in the frozen wilderness requires a special kit
Galadriel—we’ve got notes
From the delicious, to the palatable, to the borderline inedible
Apparel makers are using exotic materials in the search for planet-friendly fibers, but the products and processes may not be as green as you think
Heading out on your first overnight? Use this handy list as your guide to packing for a three-season backpacking trip.
Hemmed between the Oregon and Washington border, this windy water-sports mecca has something for everyone. Add it to your list of adventures worth waiting for.