Meet Ike

  • First Outerthere trip

My very first Outerthere trip was Outerthere’s very first mini-Octoberberfest, back in October 2013…

  • First time experience(s) with Outerthere

I’d hiked and camped before, but my first time really backpacking was with Outerthere and I loved it. There were many times that I wanted to quit, but I kept on keeping on thanks to Al and a great team, and I’ve been going back ever since. Another first with Outerthere was mountain biking on an actual mountain trail. I wiped out so hard. What a rush.

  • Favorite type of adventure and why

Anything that challenges and forces me to overcome it and have fun.

  • Essential gear and why

Everyone will tell you I go everywhere with in my black chukka Timbs. It’s waterproof and it’s great for rugged activities. Then headlamps. Always. You don’t want to get left out in the dark without light. A knife, if you can plus a way to make fire.

  • What does Outerthere mean to you

These guys have been some of the best people I’ve met in a really long time. Plus, they’re there to give me the push I need to stay active. I’m glad to be part of the Outerthere family.