Published Writing

The links below access some of my published pieces.

Snow, Steam, Bison, Sky. June 2018. This was a great piece to “research” for National Parks magazine. Three days of cross-country skiing in Yellowstone National Park. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better.

The Wild Congaree. Sep 2017. Really excited to have this piece in National Parks magazine. Cool paddle and a great adventure with my awesome wife. Especially stoked to have a photo on the lead spread. (I also wrote about it for the NRS Blog here).

Public Lands Series. Spring 2017. Wrote a series of educational articles about the various types of public lands out there for If you’re curious what a national scenic area is or what the Bureau of Reclamation lands are, check them out.

Go Deep: Backcountry Skiing in Maine. Dec 2016. Fun feature for Down East Magazine, which I started reading when I learned to read. I’m proud to be featured in it and this was a great story to research and write.

The Hard-Partying Walt Blackadar. Dec 2016. Historical Badass piece for one of my favorite web sites:

All About the Data. Oct 2016. Profile of two Missoula map makers making their way. Feature for Missoula Valley Lifestyle.

Game Changers. Aug 2016. Cover feature for Missoula Independent profiling a rise in “alternative” youth sports that are getting organized and official.

Big Plans and Long Days: Standup Paddleboarding Montana’s Most Famous River. July 2016. Story for Big Sky Journal about an ambitious three-day, 85-mile, self-supported SUP trip on the recently free-flowing Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers.

Kickstart It. May 2016. Profile of Missoula businesses that used Kickstarter to get started. Feature in Missoula Valley Lifestyle.

The Forgotten Fork: Two Days on the Jefferson. July 2015. Story for Outside Bozeman about a two-day paddleboard trip on the under-the-radar Jefferson River just east of the Continental Divide in Montana.

Ditch Your Car: Missoula’s Best Bike N’ Boats. May 2015. Fun piece about using a bike to shuttle for river trips near to Missoula. Published in Missoula Independent’s 2015 Explorer Magazine.

Your National Forests Magazine – Ongoing. I am the editor of this semi-annual magazine, which is put out by the National Forest Foundation – my place of employ. I’ve done cool interviews with the folks who made the Planet Earth and North America series, written about Aquatic Invasive Species, explored the old-time traditions at the historic Ninemile Ranger Station,  and waxed poetic about my love for backcountry skiing.

Adventure-Journal.comHistorical Badass: Mountaineer and Guide Miriam O’Brien Underhill. April 2015. Historical piece about a very cool woman.

The Virginia Sportsman. May 2015. Deep dive into the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest in Virginia. Really cool place; fun piece to work on.

The Proposal – 2009. Story about getting engaged to my wife in a far flung corner of Glacier National Park. Featured in  A View Inside Glacier: One-hundred years, One-hundred Stories

Forever Wild: Journeys Through the North Fork  – 2010. – This is my thesis, the title link is for the entire thesis, hosted at the University of Montana library website, while the following links are for the three different sections individually.   Part One is called Free Flow, originally published in the Whitefish Review, Summer 2008, which recounts two volunteer trips my wife, Chrissy and I, conducted in the North Fork with the National Parks Conservation Association in 2006 .  Part Two, called A Picture’s Worth, is ten, roughly one-thousand word essays about my trips down the North Fork Flathead River summer of 2009. Each essay is based loosely on the accompanying photograph.  And Part Three, House of Cards, is a cool history of the North Fork Valley.  While each piece stands alone, there are transitions in the thesis itself which recount my personal journey into this amazing place.

I’ve also been published in High Country News, and Matador Travel. 

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