The Adventure Guys

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June
14th

The Wonderland Trail: A 93-mile backpacker’s dream

Each year 820 people attempt to hike the Wonderland Trail, the rigorous 93-mile path around Mount Rainier. Last September I hiked the trail with colleagues Matt Misterek and Drew Perine and Graham firefighter Thad Richardson.

Since March we’ve published a series of articles explaining the trails history as well as how to pack and train for this classic hike. On Sunday the 15-story series ends with our tale from the trail.

Here’s a sneak peak courtesy of videographer Joe Barrentine:

Feb.
14th

Fat bikes might be the next big thing in the Methow Valley

Check out The News Tribune and Olympian’s Adventure sections on Sunday for a look at fat bikes. No, you don’t have to be fat to ride these bikes. It’s the bike tires that are fat – about twice the size of the largest mountain bike tires – allowing cyclists to ride over snow almost as if they are floating.

Here’s a sneak peak:

Also here’s a short promotional video shot by Steven Foreman while we were fat biking Big Valley late last month.

Feb.
10th

The Adventure Guys route at Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb launched a new self-guided skiing tour program this year called Wonder Routes. The routes are fun and you can probably knock most of them out in a weekend if you are an advanced skier.

 

We’ve spent a great deal of time skiing these mountains and thought we’d offer The Adventure Guys route.

 

WHISTLERPEAK

Starting from mid-mountain on WhistlerMountain take the peak chair to the summit to take a few pictures of the Black Tusk before dropping into Whistler Bowl. Make your away across the bowl to the narrow ridge that leads to sometimes overlooked run

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May
4th

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION: Lou Whittaker, Adventure Guys and bird watching expert to speak at Pierce College lecture series

Mountaineering icon Lou Whittaker, bird watching enthusiast Ben Gomez and the world famous (in our own minds) Adventure Guys are speaking in a 3-week lecture series sponsored by Pierce College.

The presentations are free, open to the public and staged at the Health Education Center at Pierce College’s Fort Steilacoom Campus.

Here’s the schedule (All presentations begin at noon):

May 9: The Adventure Guys (Craig Hill and Jeff Mayor) share 10 Hidden Gems of the Washington.

May 16: Lou Whittaker, Memories of Mountain Climber.

May 30: Ben Gomez, Bird Watching in our own Backyard.