Shane Kucera is an avid explorer that dabbles in photography and hails from the Midwest. He successfully dropped out of law school and landed in Portland, Oregon, and has been hiking, climbing, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing ever since.
Daniel - this is an awesome submission that makes me want to get up through this route for sure! Nice work.
Caught a group slacklining into the Monkey Face. All the snow at Smith Rock is fully melted and even when still in the low 60s it felt toasty out there.
Caught a group slacklining into the Monkey Face.
The wildflowers are just starting to bloom, so we arrived just a bit too early in the season for the postcard-like flower photos you see of this place. In another week or two I'd imagine they will be out in full force.
The wildflowers are just starting to bloom, so we arrived just a bit too early in the season for the postcard-like fl
Munra Point can be good option even on a foggy day. Even if it's socked in, the view are still dramatic.
All snow is cleared and it's a simple hike back to the falls. Great 2-mile round trip that's relatively family friendly.
All snow is cleared and it's a simple hike back to the falls.
Thanks to the serious snowfall this year, the conditions are much different than the past few years. From Devil's Kitchen to the Hogsback is deep power and a serious workout, but from the Hogsback up to Pearly Gates is more flat than usual. Once into the Pearly Gates, the route is pretty straightforward and little need for protection. Start early and get up and down before too much sun exposure with the extra snow.
Thanks to the serious snowfall this year, the conditions are much different than the past few years.
Short Sands and the Oceanside area can make for a great coast trip with dramatic weather.
Kevin this is an awesome adventure post! Love the photography. Nice work
Fantastic Fall colors draw big crowds to Latourell Falls, but it's worth dealing with all the people.
Perfect time for fall colors at Eagle Creek right now
The Women's Forum is a great stop for a Fall road trip
Great colors right now for shots of Vista House
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