Evans Outdoor Adventures

Meet Jason & Lusha

Hello and thank you for visiting Evans Outdoor Adventures!

Jason is a retired software engineer and Navy veteran. Lusha is a retired med tech and quality assurance manager who now does part time remote work for a biotech company. Our passion is hiking and backpacking the trails of the American West.

This site started as a forum for sharing the beautiful places we have hiked. In February 2019, we semi-retired and began the transition to life on the road in our Jayco Greyhawk motorhome with our two cats, Jake and Indy. In spring 2020, we purchased a Ford F-350 truck and a Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 24RKS trailer. Our 2019 travels only served to fuel our passion for adventure. Summer 2020 will be spent transitioning from our sticks and bricks home to full time RV living. We hope you will join us as we travel the U.S. in search of new adventures!

15 thoughts on “Meet Jason & Lusha

  1. Todd Holcomb

    Hello Jason & Lusha! My name is Todd Holcomb, and I run a hiking group in Orofino, Idaho called The Clearwater Trekkers. I also work as a volunteer coordinator in the Orofino State Prison, and I found your site because an inmate told me to look up Walker Lake in the White Cloud Moutains. Your picture came up and I followed the link to your site. Once here, I found your article about your April 2016 hike along the Selway River.

    Loved it!

    I’m taking my group on that trail this weekend, June 24th 2017, so I’ve shared your article on our Facebook group page. You have so many great photos and “current” info about the trail. Very helpful!

    I will enjoy purusing your site further, and invite you over to http://www.clearwatertrekker.com to see what we have been up to. Who knows, maybe we’ll cross paths one day! Thank you for the work you are doing on this blog. Happy trails!

    1. Lusha Post author

      Hi Todd,
      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments! These blog posts are time consuming and a real labor of love- so it is very rewarding when I receive feedback such as yours. Thanks for sharing your website and group- we hadn’t heard of the Clearwater Trekkers, but we’ll definitely be checking you out. Have a great trip this weekend. The Selway is a truly special place and we’re all lucky to have it in our backyard. We’ll be hitting the Blue Mountains in SE Washington for a backpack this weekend. Hopefully a good blog post with be forthcoming ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy Trails,

  2. Randy Bown

    Rick and I enjoyed meeting you two at Alpine Lake recently in the Sawtooth’s. We ended up spending an extra day at Middle Cramer Lake, hiked the pass then came out and day hiked to Alice lake. As I said before the similarities to the Sierra’s are startling. I wanted to send along a few thoughts, so you don’t have to trust your memory on those things we talked about. Both “crests” of Spiller Canyon in Northern Yosemite are spectacular, The Minarets just south of Yosemite in the Inyo national Forest are sill underrated especially around Ediza and Thousand Island lakes. The Dusy Basin in Kings Canyon is perhaps my favorite of the southern parks although it is hard to go wrong. And don’t miss out on Crescent meadow in Sequoia if you get down that way…”The gem of the Sierras”. The Matthes Crest area is easily accessible from Tuolumne meadows and is (or at least was) off the beaten track. Almost everything out of Tuolumne is grand. Plenty of other ideas, if you make your way down here email me and we can talk more specifics. Best of luck and happy hiking, Randy

    1. Lusha Post author

      Hi Randy,
      I was so glad to see your note! Jason and I really enjoyed you and Rick as well. I could have talked hiking, travels, and history with both of you all day. Thank you for sending all the places we talked about. My memory for names is less than impressive. And how did you enjoy your hike up to Alice? She is quite the beauty, isn’t she? We are already looking forward to our next trip to the Sawtooths, but for now our season will be wrapping up and winter here before we are ready. As you know, we are hoping for our future plans to include a lot of traveling, so I am grateful for your tips and your email address. You will hear from us again ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, don’t hesitate to use us as a resource for planning any Pacific Northwest trips. We have lots of wonderful gems!
      Happy trails,

  3. Randy Johnson

    Iโ€™m at the Copper Creek Inn right now enjoying lunch and checking out your site! Super awesome to meet yโ€™all out on the Skyline trail today! Iโ€™ll let you know next time Iโ€™m headed back this way!

    1. Lusha Post author

      Hi Randy-
      Thanks for stopping by! We both really enjoyed chatting with you on the trail today. You can’t go wrong talking to fellow hiker with a camera and a stuffed monkey ๐Ÿ™‚ I stopped in at http://www.outdoordetour.com and you’ve got a really nice start there. Keep doing what you are doing. I book marked you and expect to see more great content in the upcoming months! Each post is a tremendous amount of work- it really is a labor of love. But I think you’ve got something really special started there.
      Happy Trails,

      1. Randy Johnson

        I made the comment before I really started digging thru the site, but HOLY COW youโ€™ve got a lot of trail write-ups! Impressive!! Keep it up! Iโ€™ll be scoring the site when I plan my future PNW and Idaho trips!

        1. Lusha Post author

          Thank you very much Randy. I’m glad to hear that the site will be of benefit to you. Feedback like that is what keeps me posting ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t hesitate to ask us questions when planning your future trips.

  4. David Woodall

    Hi Lusha , hope you enjoying the great outdoors and retirement. What was the trail and hike you recommended to me for the Sawtooth’s?

    1. Lusha Post author

      Hi David-
      I can’t remember for sure which I told you about. Might have been Alice Lake Loop which I have a blog post for. I think it was the pack we did last year from Redfish Lake up to Alpine and Baron lakes then over to Crammer Lakes. I’m just now writing posts on that. Both options are exceptional and can easily be longer packs if desired.
      Happy trails!

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