My name is Mark. I guide for active and transformative travel companies in California and the Pacific Northwest. I also work as a program manager for a Nepal-based conservation organization that protects endangered red pandas through education and eco-tourism. My passion is helping people to get outside. I love to write about hiking, backpacking and traveling. Let’s go exploring!
The Power of Nature Adventures (Why I Guide)
Natural History of Oregon’s Central Coast
This is a 2-day exploration of the beauty and natural history along Oregon’s central coast. We will spend Sunday hiking in the magnificent Cape Perpetua headland, on Monday we’ll be kayaking on the peaceful and picturesque Beaver Creek.
Lava Beds & Crater Lake Autumnal Equinox
This is a 4 day, 3 night trip to the Lava Beds National Monument & Crater Lake National Parks. Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with dinner at the historic Crater Lake Lodge.
Walking in Historic Wicked Portland
In the late 1800’s Portland, Oregon was a place where rotgut whiskey flowed freely, bordellos floated on the Willamette, votes could be bought for a pint of beer, saloons numbered 1 for every 40 people, murder was common, and corruption was a way of life. Our city walk will uncover some of these historic and colorful places.
Scandalous San Francisco
This is a 5 day (4 nights) active walking exploration of scandalous San Francisco, from its wild and lusty frontier days, notorious prison, to the free speech battles of angst-laden poets. We’ll also enjoy some outrageous theater with really big hats! There will be ample walking opportunities to enjoy beautiful vistas, historic neighborhoods, and exploring this world-class city.