Upcoming Excursions & Tours:

I’m an interpretive guide who leads active and experiential itineraries for travel companies in California and the Pacific Northwest. Join me on an upcoming trip.

Wicked San Francisco: An Urban Hike & Exploration

Group: Obsidians
Trip Type: Urban Hiking
Timeframe: Fall, 2018
Duration: 4-days
Hiking Distance: 16 miles
Dates: November 22-25, 2018

This is a 4-day (3-night) active walking exploration through wicked San Francisco; from its wild and lusty frontier days, to the notorious Alcatraz prison, to ground zero in the fight against censorship. We’ll also enjoy some scandalous theater (Beach Blanket Babylon) that features biting satire and outrageously sized hats. There will be ample walking opportunities to enjoy beautiful vistas, historic neighborhoods, and exploring this world-class city.

Upcoming Fall Trips:

See the Salmon | Kalapuya Talking Stones Walk | Biking Eugene’s Murals

A Historic Walk of Portland’s Scandalous History

Group: Obsidians
Trip Type: Day-Hiking
Timeframe: Winter, 2018
Duration: 1-day
Hiking Distance: 4 miles
Registration Coming Soon

This is a historic walk through Portland, Oregon’s scandalous past. Portland is now home to swank eateries, posh coffee shops, and a lively urban scene, but at one time it was a wild seaport town with a lusty underworld. Many people often think of San Francisco being the wild-west hotbed of frontier injustice, but Portland might just have been worse. For decades, weathered sea captains swaggered into Portland’s underworld and bartered in blood money for shanghaied recruits. In the shadows, saloon grifters preyed on freshly arrived tenderfoots from the east. Portland was a place where rotgut whiskey flowed freely, bordellos floated on the Willamette, votes could be bought for a pint of beer, murder was common, and corruption was a way of life. Portland was a town where saloons numbered 1 for every 40 people! We will uncover some of these stories while walking through modern Portland.

2019 Trips Coming Soon