Erik Dukes has lived, worked and played in the PNW all his life. An avid outdoorsman in backcountry travel involving snowboarding, fly-fishing, surfing, mountaineering, pack rafting and mountain biking have occupied his life for decades. He has worked as a kayaking, backpacking and surf guide, along with various outdoor equipment retailers. His current job entails fieldwork on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. REI Member since 1995.