Author Bio

Erik Dukes

Erik Dukes

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.

Stories by Erik Dukes...
REI Flash 65

Gear Review: REI Flash 65 Pack

Here on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, we had record-breaking wet weather for the start of 2016. Once Mother Nature finally took a break from flingi...