Outdoor adventures, mostly gravel rides, but not always

Stoos SZ - Lidernenhütte

A scenic walk to a fantastic SAC hut in the mini Dolomites of Zentralschweiz


An easy walking tour from Stoos SZ to the Lindernenhütte SAC.


Picturesque alpine lake in a beautiful valley

Sherpherd hut

A short, but steep, hike to an alpine lake and wildflower-filled meadow.

Zermatt - Sunnegga - Tufteren

Winter walk through small villages with numerous Matterhorn views


A long winter walk from Zermatt to Tufteren. We thought the trail looped from Tufteren back to Zermatt but were told it was a summer only trail. Concerned we were running low on light, we walked back to Sunnegga and returned to Zermatt.


Beautiful fall ride through the Swiss countryside

Beautiful fall colors along a scenic gravel road

I was unprepared for how many forest service roads were riding distance from the house. I knew of the big mountains in the south but the farms and woods closer to Zürich were unexpected. The beautiful fall colors on a cool, quiet day made for the most enjoyable ride.

Buchenegg - Gottschalkenberg - Schönenberg

A quiet ride through the farms with a fantastic climb to Gottschalkenberg Pass

Recently harvested field

The ride started with an accidental participation in a hill climb on the Buchenegg complete with spectators cheering for me. The highlight of the route was the climb to Gottschalkenberg via Mangeli.

Rachel Lake

A wet, muddy, cold, and colorful hike in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Fall colors on the shores of Rachel Lake

The vast majority of my hiking takes place in, and around, Olympic National Park because it doesn’t require a ferry ride. Wanting to see some fall colors, I reviewed some of the popular hikes in the I90 corridor on the WTA site and Rachel Lake was a frequent addition and the photos suggested wonderful fall scenery would be on display.

Marin County All-Road

Two routes, two separate riding partners, and one great day of all-road riding in beautiful Marin County

Which way is up?

I had long wanted to ride in Marin, birthplace of mountain biking and constant location of adventures in my Strava feed.

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