The Expedition Journal

Know your “Why”.   This letter hangs on the wall of my bedroom, next to my door, so that its one of the first things I see and walk past every...

Sense of place is important to me. This might seem odd because my geographic location tends to be sporadic, and my plans ever evolving. But it’s there. And for me, sense...

I didn't notice that Jen was in this photo at the time that it was taken. If I had, maybe things would’ve played out differently. On July 2nd, I woke up at...

Colby Thompson spends months every year traveling the U.S. in his fixed-up, albeit fragile, green VW bus fondly named, Dharma. A 26 year old filmmaker by trade, with a degree from...

It doesn’t always seem cool to talk about mental health, let alone post about it on social media. So let’s take a second to do that now, because 1 in 5...

Tips on performance, athlete interviews, and ski industry happenings: podcasts for working out, commuting, or keeping you company at the office. (Cover photo: Throwback of me recording with AK on the...

Here’s a list of all of the 2018 Olympic Snowboarding, Freestyle Skiing, and Alpine Skiing event schedules and their live stream links. This might come as a shock, but I like...

2017 was a big year for me; a year full of transitions. Here’s a peek at some of my favorite moments and photos from 2017. For starters, I kicked off the...

A story of human connection fostered through connection with the outdoors. A couple of months ago, this popped up in my news feed thanks to professional rock climber Alex Honnold. Like...

The Expedition Journal

The Expedition Journal is intended to serve as a log of adventures and outdoor escapades; some of them Derek's own, some of them from other people and places of interest.