Bolder is better

This article appeared in the August 2017 issue of Alaska Sporting Journal In July, my first set of friends from California will come up and get their week-long slice of Alaska. It’s been fun to see how far we’ve altered the threshold of adventure for a few of them since they first visited. “I’m really…

When enthusiasm isn’t enough

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly Nothing great has been accomplished without enthusiasm. Emerson wrote that, but it’s been used by coaches, motivational speakers etc., because it states the importance of the way you go about things. The thing about enthusiasm is that it doesn’t matter how ready you are to “slay kings”…

Living the brochure

My buddy Troy sent a text message before an administrator’s meeting at his school district in California while I was loading my pack for an alpine deer hunt. By the way, it’s so much easier to pack for a hunt when you’re the meat hauler not the deer shooter. Anyway, Troy was mourning the loss…

My favorite mountain

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – My favorite mountain is where I shot my first buck but that’s not the only reason. It’s a great bargain mountain, in that an old logging road takes you within striking distance of alpine so hikes to its upper reaches do not necessitate substantial chunks of time. My buddy Jesse and…

What is LMT?

Two buddies and I started a lifestyle apparel company called LMT last year. Here’s what we’re about. http://www.lmtlifestyle.com/blog/2017/5/18/what-is-lmt

Adventure Tolerance

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – In July, my first set of friends from California will come up and get their week-long slice of Alaska. It’s been fun to see how far we’ve altered the threshold of adventure for a few of them since they first visited. “I’m really excited to come up, I don’t even care…

Fishing with a celebrity

By  JEFF LUND FOR THE CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY I wonder what fishing with President Trump would be like. This isn’t a pseudo-political column meant to mock the President or degrade the office because of recent (and not so recent) news and rumors surrounding his conduct, or to champion his administrative decisions thus far. It’s just…

South of the…summer?

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – I can get excited about fishing, and I often do. Next on the agenda other than trolling for May kings around here, is a trip to California for a wedding, then to Montana for fly fishing adventures near Yellowstone National Park. Yeah, I know, it’s weird. Every summer I have to…

Steelhead Time

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly The innocuous morning clouds provide a fuzzy canvas for the color orange. Not a deep orange, more like a sweet creamsicle orange. The water is flat, the air cold but still. Unfortunately I’m heading to work, not out to catch my first steelhead of the year….

No matter where you are, you’re there

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly Last week marked the third anniversary of me leaving California to move home. It’s stored in my brain’s filing cabinet, being pushed further from memory except this time of year. It was a bit of an ordeal, now it’s just a fact. But I do think about…

Looking the part

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly The longer I stay on a gear website, the more responsible I get. I become incredulous toward my naïve approach to being outside. How could I have been so careless and risked adventures in the cold weather without the latest, hippest, warmest, most scientifically validated gear? I…