The Bigfoot Journal


Bigfoot in canoe

Hey, Brian here, founder of Get Lost and the creator of the Bigfoot Journal, a blog about self-reliance and outdoor living.

Like a lot people up here in the PNW, I like the idea of Bigfoot and what Bigfoot stands for: Spend time outside. Live free. Keep it simple. I like his style because that's how I like to do things too. 

This is the kind of thinking that informs how I spend my days, and it's the beating heart behind what I've set out to create and share with this blog. Give it a read and let me know what you think.



If you’re visiting this blog for the first time, here’s a list of articles to get you started:

A RIVER, A DOG, AND A CUP OF TEA: A good place to start if you’re questioning what you’re meant to be doing in this world. This one’s about priorities, friendship, and the intrinsic value of a day well spent in the mountains. "When I'm wrapped up like that in a river, time compresses haiku-like into singular moments and I notice details that I probably wouldn't otherwise see."

WHAT A TRAIL CAN TEACH OUR KIDS: The impetus for my book, Awaken the Bear. A look at how time well-spent in the outdoors builds character and teaches wisdom. "Truly right isn't always easy—sometimes it's fixing a greasy bike chain on a dusty trail in a desert."

ON A RAFT TO A PLACE CALLED WONDER: Inspired by a night spent on Mt. Fuji and probably my favorite article on the site. “When wonder takes hold, the world feels different. There is clarity, and there is gratitude. Wonder is related to awe, but it’s not the same—awe makes us feel respect while wonder connects us to the hum of the universe.”

GARVER MT. LOOKOUT—EXPLORING MONTANA'S WILD SIDE: A nice example of a new series I'm doing on off-the-beaten-path adventures. “A quick stop-over at the Dirty Shame Saloon in the town of Yaak is highly recommended, but know what you're getting into--there are shotguns embedded in the counter top and the whisky flows freely. Talk politics at your own risk.”

DRIVING AMERICA'S BLUE HIGHWAYS: A tribute to one my favorite books, Blue Highways. In the best chapters, Blue Highways has a way of making me feel proud to live in a country that still has open spaces and forgotten corners . . . It's a reminder to slow down. To unplug. To worry less about ETAs and more about being in a moment.”