13 July, 2015


Hi everybody!  This is Evan of Creeks and Crags and welcome to the collection of adventures that Derek and I will be going on for the foreseeable future.  We've been discussing creating some kind of log of all our journeys and events for a few years now and finally decided to pull the trigger.  Derek and I are both passionate about the outdoors and have decided to cement in our pledge to get out more by keeping track of our plans and expeditions here.

Derek will pop in later to tell more about himself I'm sure, but I started my passion of the wilderness over a decade ago when I started in Boy Scouts.  From there I couldn't get enough of backpacking through the woods and mountains, camping out in the heat and cold, and generally enjoying the amazing nature that the world has to offer.  I started getting into climbing sometime around the end of high school in 2008 and stuck with it since then, getting to indoor gyms at my university and neighborhood as much as possible.

In 2010 I started working at the lakefront of Camp Grimes and was told I would be in charge of teaching a whitewater class.  Derek, having been my close friend for a good number of years by then, came along and taught me everything I needed to know about whitewater kayaking and how to take scouts down the Lower Green River.  As soon as I launched into that river I knew I was hooked on the sport and the thrill of descending churning waters littered with boulders and trees.  Since then I've tried to get into a kayak as much as my time and wallet will let me, and I don't see it coming to an end anytime soon.

I still have plenty of new adventures left on my to-do list, including skydiving, returning to backpacking, and more outdoor climbing.  But, the main purpose of this blog is to hold myself accountable for the things I say I'm going to do when it comes to high adventure trips.  I'm extremely excited to be able to accomplish my goals and share my progress with anyone who is interested in hearing about it or who has similar ideas and accomplishments in their future.  It's a whole wide world out there and I'm going to do my best to get out in it as much as possible.


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