I'm a bit obsessed with the North Country Trail. I've decided to try for the Hike 50 challenge – hike 50 miles on the trail in 2018. I usually walk through the woods on deer paths... It sure is nice to hike on such a nice trail! No bushwhacking needed. This weekend I hiked about… Read more...









Spring is my favorite time of year: winter is over, green things are starting to grow, and being outdoors isn’t quite so uncomfortable.

I couldn’t capture a picture of the turkey I saw (it saw me first) but I found a few snapshots of spring in the West Michigan woods.

Last year’s berries and flowers, worse for the wear. Sassafras and black raspberry lie dormant but are still striking in their bright green and purple hues.


I'm Chris Beckstrom.   I make music, I build synthesizers, I do stuff outside, in the kitchen, and on the internet.         [envira-gallery slug="about_gallery"] Like everyone, I'm a lot of things. Here is a list of some of them: I'm a musician, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and lover of sounds. I release… Read more...