Feature Article, Bend Magazine, 2017

The Shapes of Things, by Daniel O’Neil The Travis Yamada story begins with where he stands now, in the middle of a small, blue-walled room, hovering over a surfboard-shaped piece of foam as he saws out the rails, planes in the rocker, and constantly pauses to pick up the blank and examine his work with the eye of a confident perfectionist. Meanwhile, guys are surfing … Continue reading Feature Article, Bend Magazine, 2017

Introduction to the Sierra Club Oregon Chapter’s “50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests”

[As a volunteer, I wrote the following historical introduction to the second edition of 50 Hikes, published by Ooligan Press in 2018. Art by Lori LaBissoniere: http://www.driftawake.com] History What we know today as the Oregon Coast Range emerged from subduction and volcanic cataclysms about 30–50 million years ago. After that, the earth continued to erupt and metamorphose; between 8–15 million years ago enormous basalt lava flows … Continue reading Introduction to the Sierra Club Oregon Chapter’s “50 Hikes in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests”

Book Review, Alpenglo, Borderless Space

In Borderless Space, photographer Chris Brunkhart gave us a glimpse of humanity, as told by the faces, light, daily life, and darkness of New York City. During his time spent living there, far removed from the mountains, Chris shot in constant amazement of this new super-urban muse. The images in Borderless Space carry the same Brunkhart signature, one that indelibly influenced snowboard photography. But here … Continue reading Book Review, Alpenglo, Borderless Space