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Written by Mike Guida who enjoys prolonged outdoor adventures and building stuff with software. Follow him on Twitter

Back to the Desert

May 04, 2021

A backpacking trip in the canyons.

Minivan Camper Conversion

March 03, 2021

Building out a platform for camping in our minivan.

Whitefish Skiing

February 27, 2021

A long weekend of skiing in Whitefish, Montana

Skiing Mt. Hood Illumination Saddle

February 02, 2021

Hiking and skiing from Mt. Hood's Illumination Saddle

Exiting a Node Process and the Node Event Loop

November 11, 2020

A deeper look into exiting Node processes

Alpine and Goats in the North Cascades

August 21, 2020

A long weekend of adventures around North Cascades National Park

Fast Browser Animations

May 21, 2020

How to write faster CSS animations for the web

Diving into Rust

May 16, 2020

Over the next month, I'm going to start learning Rust!

Getting Outside in February

February 22, 2020

Making the most of Winter in the Northwest

Improving Performance with React.memo

February 18, 2020

Understanding how to use React.memo to reduce renders and improve performance in React.

Writing Express Middleware

January 27, 2020

Learn about Express middleware and implement your own request logger

Janet's Cabin

December 31, 2019

Winter Backcountry in Colorado

A Grand Canyon Thanksgiving

December 29, 2019

Backpacking the Escalante Route in the Grand Canyon

Fall in the Northwest

November 04, 2019

Photos from Fall of 2019

Crater Lake Ride the Rim

September 24, 2019

Cycling around Crater Lake

North Cascades Backpacking

September 23, 2019

A week backpacking in the North Cascades

Learning to Mountaineer

August 23, 2019

A photo gallery from the volcanic peaks.

Pacific Northwest 2019

August 23, 2019

Photos from my first few months in the Northwest

An Overview of Redux Middleware

August 02, 2019

Conceptual overview of Redux Middleware in a React Application

Goals for 2019

May 15, 2019

My goals for 2019, updated regularly.


February 20, 2019

A collection of photos from around Colorado

Utah and the Southwest

February 20, 2019

Photos from the best place in the world

The Great Bicycle Trip

January 16, 2019

A journey from Alaska to San Diego, told through photos

A Walk Through Time

April 30, 2018

Touring the homes and neighborhoods of prehistoric peoples

Southwest Wanderings

April 29, 2018

After Big Bend, I spent some time in Austin, TX, going to SXSW and then a while back in the Northeast. Eventually I returned to Texas and…

Outer Mountain Loop

March 07, 2018

Backpacking in Big Bend National Park


February 26, 2018

I’m going to start using this website as a place for updates on what I’m currently doing and as a record of places I’ve been. It’ll mainly…