Update July 2022

Since moving to Boulder in August 2019, The Guide, which is focused on the Pacific Northwest, has not been kept up to date. Most of the information and links will continue to be accurate, but please do your own research before taking any trips. -Paul

About The Guide

Hello, my name is Paul Burdick and welcome to The Guide. For my entire life I have loved and explored the outdoors. Everything from tromping through creeks as a child to climbing the mountains of the North Cascades as an adult. Whenever I get a chance, I am climbing mountains, running trails, kayaking in the San Juans, biking on hilly roads, or hiking in the Columbia Gorge. Nature is my passion.

I would often spend an hour online searching for all the information I needed before a trip; everything from weather reports to topographical maps to gear lists. After a few years of repeating the same work, I started building my own documents for my favorite trips and sharing them with friends. During a multi-day backcountry trip this past winter, it occurred to me that I should start sharing this knowledge and experience online via a dedicated website. Welcome to The Guide.

You can find me online on Instagram and at my personal website

Feedback? Links? Suggested articles?  Send me an Email!