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Ice encrusted snow beard after racing 30k free-style in Falun, Sweeden -9f

Bryan wearing an ice encrusted snow beard after racing 30k free-style in Falun, Sweeden -9f Cross Country Ski World Masters


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Bryan Schaeffer is the founder of, which aspires to improve the quality of life through fitness and exploration.

Eagle Scout and former Patagonia employee Bryan’s formative years were spent mountain biking, climbing and skiing in Southwest Montana.

Traveling to the NW to attend College at Pacific Lutheran University Bryan was drawn to the rock crags and Cascade Mountains. As a first generation guide of Pacific Lutheran University’s Outdoor Recreation program, Bryan organized trips and guided fellow students to some of the regions main attractions like Tacoma’s backyard Rainier National Park.

Shortly after completing a Bachelors in Fine Art/Graphic design Bryan moved to Seattle to begin his career in design. With the challenges of raising a young family in the city Bryan shifted from weekends spent on the rock to exploring new trails with kids in-tow.

Scheming the next outdoor adventure with his wife and 3 daughters. Bryan combines his passion of the outdoors and professional experience in multimedia to bring the year-round trail video recommendations to Western Washingtonians.

Listen to Best of the NW story on the Cascade Hiker Podcast #24

Our photos of hiking with twins were chosen for print in the New Families on Foot Book by the American Hiking Society



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