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Renee Patrick
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Attended Goldsmiths College, University of London
Lives in Bend, OR
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Packrafting the Chewaucan River
We finally got in our boats last weekend...warm rainy weather is making snow levels suck, and besides, rain on the snow means water in the creeks! Especially since a lot of our high desert creeks only run once a year...we looked East to find a potential riv...
We finally got in our boats last weekend...warm rainy weather is making snow levels suck, and besides, rain on the snow means water in the creeks! Especially since a lot of our high desert creeks only run once a year...we loo...
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The opportunity to help build the trail I will hike has been a driving force for the past 8 years. After finishing the Pacific Crest Trail in 2006, I knew something in my life had to change. Up unt...
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Continental Divide Trail 2015
I've been writing more on my other blog  lately...this winter I'm preparing for a northbound thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail . This hike will complete my triple crown of long distance trails in the U.S. and, more importantly, give me the chance to...
I've been writing more on my other blog lately...this winter I'm preparing for a northbound thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. This hike will complete my triple crown of long distance trails in the U.S. and, more impo...
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One of my favorite poems of all time, Keeping Things Whole by Mark Strand speaks to the insatiable desire to move through the landscape. I can't say it better myself. In a field I am the absence of...
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This One is for the Ladies
I've been wanting to write a post about drysuits. About peeing while wearing a drysuit. Talk about the most amazing piece of gear ever for cold water/weather boating, but the worst piece of gear to get out of in an emergency... After too many close calls, t...
I've been wanting to write a post about drysuits. About peeing while wearing a drysuit. Talk about the most amazing piece of gear ever for cold water/weather boating, but the worst piece of gear to get out of in an emergency...
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Honored to be the Bradley University featured alum.
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A New Year Ski Tour
We headed to the Cascades over the new year to take advantage of a good weather window.  Camping below Broken Top was incredible.  Here are a few pics from our four day ski tour. The recent storm & cold temps were great for the ski. Kirk is using his new Hy...
We headed to the Cascades over the new year to take advantage of a good weather window.  Camping below Broken Top was incredible.  Here are a few pics from our four day ski tour. The recent storm & cold temps were great...
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I headed out to Eastern Oregon for another backpacking adventure this morning. My default weekend plans are going to involve backpacking...and hopefully a bit of packrafting...that is until the sno...
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I spent the weekend in a near-by wilderness area and as I was camping last night wanted to test out posting to wordpress using the app on my Galaxy 3 to type it up. Went to post it today and it's g...
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Paddle Camping on Smith Reservoir
Kirk had paddled on Smith Reservoir (McKenzie River drainage) as a kid growing up in the Oregon valley, and had always wanted to return. A paddle-in-only camp lay at the far end of the lake, and upstream? Packrafting potential. We left summer in Bend to com...
Kirk had paddled on Smith Reservoir (McKenzie River drainage) as a kid growing up in the Oregon valley, and had always wanted to return. A paddle-in-only camp lay at the far end of the lake, and upstream? Packrafting potentia...
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Scouting Trip - Linton Creek
When I met Kirk I discovered the beauty of walking up creeks. The more mountainous, the more interesting...sometimes. A few weekends ago we decided to go check out Linton Creek which runs into Linton Lake on the West side of Middle Sister. It surely was not...
When I met Kirk I discovered the beauty of walking up creeks. The more mountainous, the more interesting...sometimes. A few weekends ago we decided to go check out Linton Creek which runs into Linton Lake on the West side of ...
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Occupation
Art Director, Writer, Graphic Designer
Skills
writer, graphic design, project management
Employment
  • Hikertrash
    Co-Owner, 2014 - present
    Stuff for Hikers: trucker hats, tshirts, coozies & stickers www.wearehikertrash.com
  • Cascade Publications
    Art Director, 2011 - present
  • Outward Bound
    Logistics, 2010 - 2010
  • Second Nature Cascades
    Field Staff, 2008 - 2010
  • Southwest Conservation Corps
    Trail Crew Leader, 2007 - 2007
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
    Exhibition Intern, 2003 - 2003
  • Peace Corps Burkina Faso
    Health Education Volunteer, 1999 - 2001
  • Appalachian Trail
    Thru-hike, 2002 - 2002
  • Pacific Crest Trail
    Thru-hike, 2006 - 2006
  • Colorado Trail
    Thru-hike, 2007 - 2007
  • West Highland Way
    Thru-hike, 2004 - 2004
  • Arizona Trail
    Thru-hike, 2009 - 2009
  • Northville Placid Trail
    Thru-hike, 2008 - 2008
  • Wonderland Trail
    Thru-hike, 2009 - 2009
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Currently
Bend, OR
Previously
Portland, OR - Durango, CO - Washington DC - London, UK - Madison, WI - Peoria, IL - Burkina Faso, West Africa - Almond, WI
Story
Tagline
Writer, graphic designer, outdoor junky
Introduction
I am a freelance writer and graphic designer living in beautiful Bend, Oregon.
Bragging rights
www.wearehikertrash.com
Education
  • Goldsmiths College, University of London
    Design Futures, 2003 - 2004
  • Bradley University
    1995 - 1999
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Gender
Female
Other names
She-ra