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...






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...




Saturday morning I returned to the scene of the crime as it were: the first place I ever fly fished. A couple years ago, Rob and I headed to the river after a quick workshop on fly casting. We both caught trout! Ever since that first time I have been completely smitten with fly fishing. Lately… Read more...

[caption id="attachment_7997" align="aligncenter" width="700"] view from the water looking up[/caption] A small creek flows through out backyard. It is, without question, my favorite outdoor feature of our new house– and that's saying a lot. I love the space we have, I love all the animals we can see out our windows, I love the woods… Read more...

Part of me wants to be a country boy, whatever that means. I'm always stuck somewhere between being true to who I am and trying to become something else. It used to be a jazz musician, then it was a music technology geek, then it was an angler. I am certainly all those things, but… Read more...