I wrote another guest post for the Biolite blog! It’s about our 2015 kayaking expedition on the Columbia River, in which we paddled the 110 miles between Boardman and Hood River, Oregon.
Here’s an excerpt from the post:
The trip was part of our multi-year goal: to kayak the entire length of the river, which twists and turns for more than 1,200 miles between British Columbia and the Pacific Ocean. (Read about our 2014 expedition here.) I am a Seattle-based mountain guide and travel writer, and my work takes me around the world. I’ve led month-long expeditions in the Himalaya, climbed the tallest mountain in South America, and slept under the northern lights. But this project of kayaking the Columbia River is one of my favorite adventures, in large part because I get to explore the ecosystem that I call home. Over the years, this expedition has inspired me to encourage my fellow adventurers to spend more time exploring their own backyards.