BEYOND is a blog for the “moderately adventurous”.

Chris and DavidDavid owns Third Door, Inc., a web development and graphic design firm and Chris is a newly retired design educator. After living in Oregon since 1988, we’re finally getting around to exploring this amazing country.

Why didn’t we do this before? Our excuses were abundant— we didn’t have the right gear, we didn’t want to get cold/wet/hot/sweaty, who will take care of the kids/dog/horses/goats/geese, not enough time, not the right car. You get the drift.

Now that our daughters have fledged and we are pet-free, we’ve traded in the Mini Coopers for a trusty, sure-footed Subaru Forester and customized a Ford Transit cargo van, there are no more excuses. The computers, clients and classes can wait.

We’ve spent a lot of time researching the equipment and clothing that will make our experiences enjoyable, rain or shine, hot or cold. In addition to logging our adventures, you’ll also encounter occasional gear reviews  and find out what works best, at least for us.

Come along!