Author Bio

Joe Pasteris

Joe Pasteris

Joe Pasteris is a writer and editor at REI. In 2003, he packed up his car and drove west from Massachusetts, eventually settling in Seattle. Since then, he’s been hiking, climbing and backcountry skiing in the Cascade Range and beyond. REI member and employee since 2006.

Stories by Joe Pasteris...
A person holding a can of bear spray at the ready

How to Use Bear Spray

If you spend time outdoors in bear country, particularly grizzly bear country, bear deterrent spray should be on your never-leave-home-without-it list. But, car... Read More...