Mammoth Rei Snowboarding Aventure

April 1, 2017 No Comments

    I can’t begin to describe the overwhelming amount of fun I had over the course of three days. Nothing beats bluebird days on the hill with some good people followed by a romp in a cave. Riding in a hoodie, and messing around with my new gimbal while snowboarding was a real treat. … Read More

Big bear cabin life get-away

February 19, 2017 No Comments

I meant to post this a while ago, but my website was acting super screwy. Better late than never! I think we went up here to just get away from stuff for a little while. I hadn’t been able to get out with Gabriela, and we were in need of some outdoor adventuring. Especially since … Read More

Big Bear Bikepacking

November 9, 2016 2 Comments

From left to right Matt, myself, Alex, & Chris Day One November 3rd was a date I had on my calendar for months. It was the date set for my first bikepacking trip that was to encompass the mountainous perimeter of big bear lake in California. Three coworkers/friends and myself had committed to our two … Read More

Los Angeles Arts District

October 3, 2016 No Comments

Today I took a trip with my friend Nick into the Los Angeles Arts District. We ate some amazing breakfast at slice of LA called The Pantry. This place was delicious, & well priced. Watching the cooks bang out plate after plate of simple (but amazing) breakfast food was a treat unto itself. After we stuffed … Read More

LA-Big Sir – SF

September 22, 2016 No Comments

I got to do a little road trip to Los Angeles to San Francisco and back for my birthday. I had an amazing time, took a ton of great pictures, got poison oak, and ate some great food. I would say that’s a pretty good birthday trip.  

Deep Creek Hot springs: a triumph of stupidity

August 31, 2016 No Comments

Im sure we have all at one point or another found ourselves out classed and out gunned. Where the chips are stacked against us, and we should probably throw in the towel. Gabriela and I after returning from Seattle decided to really take advantage of this now short amount of time left in Los Angeles … Read More


August 25, 2016 No Comments

Just a quick trip back home. Its a strange thing to be visiting “home” as its not where i’m hanging my hat these days. Regardless of whether or not I live there my heart and family does. It’s pretty invigorating to go back to Washington and NOT have to use a GPS to get around, … Read More

San Diego: a spontaneous adventure

July 27, 2016 2 Comments

Gabriela just got back from India by way of Florida, and she and I haven’t gone out anywhere in a quite a spell. After a failed attempt at camping up at Point Mugu, and any camp site down the coast from Ventura county, to Santa Monica, we ate our beautifully crafted lunch over looking the … Read More

Big Sur

April 14, 2016 1 Comment

Prior to moving to Los Angeles Monterey bay was the farthest south I had been. Since I started working at REI I put together a nice little set of backpacking equipment and I was really eager to try it out on some more strenuous trips. I think I packed my bag five or six times … Read More