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Psychedelic Island

Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle adventure

Each of the last two years I have guided a group of lucky paddlers for a Skokie Lagoons moonlight paddle. A moonlight paddle anywhere is automatically an adventure. Usually when I have paddled at night it has been an unintended unfortunate circumstance from a trip that took too long due to poor planning from a stretch […]

GoPro Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon GoPro time lapse

This last Sunday, I completed my second Chicago Marathon.  It was the first time I incorporated a GoPro. I used the GoPro Hero 4 and mounted it via the chest mount. I can report the I did not experience any chafing from wearing the mount. It felt comfortable. I used the ten second time lapse […]

Orvis Chicago Wingshooting School

Orvis Chicago Wingshooting School adventure

My favorite activities in the outdoors include hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. Sometimes these activities are lumped together and referred to as silent sports. This does not mean I do not like the opposite  of silent sports. For instance, I have enjoyed snowmobiling and fishing from a bass boat in the past. Similarly, I had a […]

Lumberjack Championship

The Stihl Timbersports Lumberjack Championship

I arrived just in time to Tinley Park to grab a selfie with the Lumbersexuals.  They just graduated to lumberjack after training with lumberjack Adrian Flygt and competing against each other. With the selfie, it was obvious that even though they were no longer lumbersexuals, they have not strayed too far from their roots. Related: […]

Morel Mushroom Hunt Galena

Morel Mushroom Hunt at Eagle Ridge Resort

We had eaten morels for an appetizer, we had our place settings decorated with wood carved morels, we enjoyed a four course morel themed dinner, and now it was time to hit the woods to experience how these tasty delicacies are harvested.  Eagle Ridge Resort packed us into a van and dropped us off on […]

Morel Mushroom dinner

Eagle Ridge Resort Morel Mushroom dinner

This website focuses on adventure, so it is not often that I discuss food, much less devote a whole post on a dinner; however, sometimes an adventure can be culinary in nature. This was literally true for the Eagle Ridge Resort Morel Mushroom Dinner and the experience was so awesome that I just have to share. One […]

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa

Pre Mother’s Day morel hunt at Eagle Ridge Resort

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa cordially invited me and a guest to take part in their Third Annual Morel Hunt. I brought my mom since it was close to Mother’s Day. I had not taken my mom with me on my travels since a Red River Gorge Cabin experience two years ago. Related: Mother’s Day adventure […]

North Branch Skokie Lagoons

Chicago River and Skokie Lagoons GoPro action

A couple of weeks ago the Friends of the Chicago River volunteer canoe guides spent a beautiful day on the North Branch of the Chicago River and the Skokie Lagoons. We took turns practicing canoe rescues in the event that a guest dumps. We then paddled south towards the North Branch of the Chicago River […]