Whitney's Adventure Biography
Hello! I’m Whitney and I love spending all of my free time outdoors. I can usually be found in the mountains, on the river, on the trails & playing in nature’s playground with my dog and best friend, Jasper. I grew up in Central Oregon so my love for wild places was rooted in me from childhood. As I grew up I developed a strong passion for learning new adventure sports and finding new ways to spend time in my favorite wild places. I started to photograph them as a hobby, and that’s now become my #1 passion. For work, I’m a professional photographer & videographer full-time at 10 Barrel Brewing Company. When I’m not developing content for beer, you can find me outside photographing what I love most, adventuring with friends in the outdoors.
Avid hiker, backpacker and photo taker. I also love mountain biking, snowboarding, climbing, summiting mountains and kayaking.
Glacier National Park
In August with 3 good friends, we went to hike and photograph what I believe to be one of the most beautiful National Parks in the US! We hiked to Grinnell Glacier, Iceberg Lake, Avalanche Lake, and a ton of other amazing places. We even saw a wolverine!
Three Sisters Wilderness
In July, before the wildfires got really bad, we backpacked to a secret lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness. I went with three good friends and we camped one night at the lake. This adventure was special because it’s a place not many people know about so it was pretty empty. We floated in the lake on inflatables that we backpacked in with and spent the evening by a campfire taking photos and drinking whisky. I’ll never forget the view out of my tent in the morning. I didn’t use a rain fly so Jasper and I had a beautiful view of the Three Sisters with the first rays of sun shining on them. So incredible!
Three Fingered Jack
Two of my good friends from Portland and I wanted to backpack Three Fingered Jack. It was June and we knew there would still be snow, but none of us knew how much. We started to hike in and along the trail everyone we passed said we wouldn’t be able to make it to Canyon Creek Meadow due to snow, but we were determined. We hiked through about 2 miles of snow and ended up making it to the meadow where there was nearly 8 feet of snow still on the ground. We set up our tents right near the base of the mountain and tried to find whatever dry wood we could for a campfire. The temperature during the day was near 90 degrees, but it dropped down to near 30 degrees at night, with A LOT of wind. Right after we set up our tents I realized my hiking boot had a hole in it and my left foot was soaking. Right before bed Jasper popped my sleeping mat and I had to repair it in the freezing temperature right before bed (thank goodness the patch kit worked because sleeping on snow would not have been fun!). And in the morning we heard a small avalanche that sounded like it was right outside of our tents. An adventure I’ll never forget - the stories always make it worth it!
Our much anticipated Iceland trip begins October 18th. Other than that I plan on snowboarding all winter at Mt. Bachelor, and anticipate many more yet-to-be planned adventures.
Whitney's meal preparation hacks
It’s not necessary since the bags seal so nicely, but I always roll down the top and clip a carabiner on the bag so it doesn’t pop open or spill out.