Episode 154 – Fish and Chicks Food Truck

In this episode I talk with Liz Thomsen the co-owner (along with Jill May) of Fish and Chicks food truck in Craig. We talk about turning the idea into a reality, business challenges, salmon recipes and the supportive culture of Prince of Wales Island. The truck is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday,…

Episode 153 – Opening day errors

“Keep Hammering” is the battle cry for those embracing a tough hunt. However, sometimes I hear, “Get a burger” because I’m mentally weak or the miles and failing stalks are adding up. In this episode I discuss three mistakes from my opening day hunting trip. I didn’t miss out on a huge buck or do…

Column: The best month according to my truth

In a non-scientific study intended to deliver the results I desired, I discovered that August is the most desired month in Southeast Alaska. I collected a staggering amount of data that supported my hypothesis and ignored anything that might prevent me from reaching my desired conclusion. I made diligent observations in my head over a…

Episode 150 – Mountain Goat Preview

My buddy Ryan John and I both have plans to chase mountain goats on over the counter tags in August. In this episode we talk our strategies, what he’s learned, how goat hunting is different than alpine deer, why he no longer weighs his pack during training hikes, and the considerations that come with hunting…

Column: I did it, I traveled

Everyone has a reason, but almost no one else thinks it’s good enough. At least that’s the perception that almost kept me from writing this. I did it. I traveled. I’m writing this from Laramie, Wyoming, five feet from my girlfriend who is busy completing her PhD in ecology. During weekends, we hike, camp and…

Episode 149 – Outside social, masks and pressure cooking

We’re back! I didn’t make time to podcast the last two weeks because I was outside hiking, camping and looking for fish. The above picture is from a 40-mile trek in the Wind River Range. This lake had Golden Trout, but was also 99% frozen. In this episode I talk about social activities outside, masks…

Column: I’m no expert

Ten thousand hours does not necessarily make you an expert. It just means you’ve spent a lot of time doing something. While I read a lot of outdoor writers in an attempt to improve my writing skills even after writing a column since 2008, I have given up on being an outdoor expert. In addition…

Boysen Reservoir Fly Fishing

Boysen Reservoir – June 27 With no clue how to fly fish for walleye, I went to Four Seasons Anglers in Laramie to get some insight, if possible. They guy there as honest in his lack of knowledge regarding walleyes, but I much appreciate the honesty rather than have a guy send me to the…