Hello and thank you for visiting Evans Outdoor Adventures! We love to hike, backpack, fly fish, kayak, ebike, RV and explore the diverse and stunning American West. Our desire is to share the amazing destinations we visit with you. For those who are able, we hope to inspire you on your own adventures. Use our posts as a resource and feel free to leave a comment or email us questions as you plan your journey. For those who are not able to visit these destinations, or those who prefer to be an armchair traveler, sit back and enjoy traveling with us here on this website. It is an honor to have you along for the ride.
A little about us. Jason is a retired software engineer and Navy veteran. Lusha is a retired microbiologist and quality assurance manager who now does remote consulting work for a biotech company. We married young (19 and 21) and it has been an adventure ever since! Travel and time in nature have been our favorite hobbies for our entire marriage.
In February 2019, after fifteen years of planning and saving, we left our full-time careers to pursue a life that we didn’t need a vacation from. Jason retired from cubical life and Lusha transitioned to a part-time remote position. We spent that first spring and summer making local travels in our 2019 Jayco Greyhawk class C motorhome. This gave us and our two ragdoll cats, Jake and Indy, a chance to acclimate to life in a 28′ long box. From September 2019 – January 2020, we made our first snowbird trip south to escape the Northwest winter.
We returned from our first snowbird season the end of January 2020 with a new truck and immediately began shopping for a different RV that would better fit our travel style. We purchased a 2020 Outdoors RV Mountain Series Timber Ridge 24RKS, a decision we have been very happy with.
We spent the spring of 2020 preparing to full time RV, but those plans changed when we found ourselves the owners of my childhood home. It is a beautiful custom home built by my grandfather and now it is our turn to continue the family legacy.
We spent the winter of 2020-2021 hunkered down at home working on a house restoration and minimizing travel through the peak of the COVID pandemic and associated closures. Fully vaccinated, we returned to active travel in 2021 with a spring trip to Utah, fall in the Black Hills, and winter snowbirding in Arizona. With an inflatable kayak and ebikes added to our adventure arsenal, we are enjoying getting to experience The West in even more ways.