I love the feeling of going to the mountains. The static of life in the city fades away. The challenge of moving through rugged landscapes brings me out of my head and into my body. I love long days on the trail where time slows down and the Experience lives in my memory for years.
I believe that a rich, fulfilling life is one built around seeking an ever more authentic expression of ourselves. It’s a life lived in connection with other people and the outside world. alpenflo is a place to share stories from the journey toward that life. It’s a place to come for inspiration in your own search.
If the idea resonates take a minute to sit back, breathe, and be here. I’m glad you came, and I hope you enjoy it.
My connection with the outdoors started young. I grew up in Mt Hood’s shadow, perched on the edge of the Columbia River Gorge. Throughout my childhood my brother and I would roam our parent’s farm exploring the forest, pond, and pastures chasing snakes and building forts. I think it’s those childhood days that make me feel restless whenever I’m inside and there’s blue sky in the window. These days, whenever the confines of my corporate job allow it, you can find me exploring the West on foot or in my homemade campervan. I created the alpenflo project to share my passion for seeking an authentic life through outdoor experience.
-jt lehman - portland, OR