Exploration

Routes

Our handpicked routes linking up the best countryside we've found. We've highlighted features, services, and detailed the logistics in-depth for you to set out on your own. See all featured routes.

Reports

Our adventures and misadventures. Straight from the horses mouth: unfiltered, unkempt, sometimes unpleasant, but always exceptional outings into the backcountry. See all trip reports.

Gear

Musings on the specifics of backcountry travel. What works and what doesn’t. Our thoughts on bikes, camping gear, navigation, and meals for multi-day trips into the unknown. See all gear posts.

Forage, Hunt, and Glean in the Pacific Northwest

In constant meanderings throughout the Pacific Northwest it’s nearly impossible to not develop an interest in the wild edibles around you. This neck of the woods is, after all, chock full of delicious natural bount
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Top 5 New-To-Us Trails of 2016

We’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the Pacific Northwest riding some amazing terrain all year. Many of the trails we rode are long-time favorites but here are the best dirt ribbons that laid fresh tracks on
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Bicycle Touring Through Oregon in 1898

One hundred and eighteen years ago Homer Clark of La Grande, Oregon felt “desirous to take an outing through Wallowa County in order to see the country.” An inspiring reminder that the desire explore on tw
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Spring Snowstorm at the Historic Pechuck Fire Lookout

The best trips are the ones that just happen. There can be a lot of satisfaction investing hours of your time planning an epic route or spending whole paychecks on the right gear. But there’s an equal satisfaction
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Road Tripping Through British Columbia

I grew up in rural Michigan but Oregon has been my home for over 12 years. I love it here: its stunning diversity and natural landscapes are second to none. And I’m always out digging around in remote corners, unea
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