Explorer Spotlight: Jeffrey Green

By: The Outbound Collective
July 10, 2015

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Name: Jeffrey S. Green | Age: 39 | Location: Salem, Oregon

What’s your day job?
Homebuilder. I build about 10 homes a year.

What are your favorite things to do outside?
Fly-Fishing, landscape photography, backpacking, geocaching, and snowboarding.

What first drew you to the outdoors?
Fly-fishing Oregon’s incredible rivers!

What’s your favorite hometown adventure?
Exploring nearby Opal Creek Wilderness Area.


Where’s your favorite spot to get a beer after?
Sparky’s Brewing Company in Salem, Oregon.

What’s your essential gear that never gets left at home?
Nikon 7100, GoPro, Garmin 62 GPS, Energizer headlamp, Jetboil Zip, Bear Grylls survival knife, and Camelbak Hydration.

What’s your favorite trail snack?
Mountain House Lasagna and Nature Valley Granola Bars.

Any go-to soundtracks when you’re hitting the road?
Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, and a steady diet of Led Zeppelin.

What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened while you were adventuring?
Upsetting several rattlesnakes and them getting aggressive with me.

And/or, the funniest? Flying squirrels.

Who’s your number one adventure partner-in-crime?
Long time fly-fishing partner (20 years exactly), Brandon Herring. Our energy and effort complement each other!


Who inspires you?
My 3 little explorer kids Sarah, Jason, and Kyle.

What are your top destinations for adventure travel?
In Oregon - Steens/Alvord Desert. In United States - Zion Narrows, Utah. Worldwide - Patagonia.

What’s on the top of your must-do adventure list right now?
Eagle Cap Summit in the Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon.


Show us your most memorable photo, and tell us about it!
12.4 mile South Sister Summit (Elevation 10,359 feet). It was an epic end of summer goal to hike to the summit of South Sister in Oregon. The views were out of this world being able to stand there and count about 8 other volcanos. It was an inspiring summit that helped fuel the fire to continue exploring new destinations and live every day to the fullest!

And last but not least…What’s your personal motto?
“Semper Fidelis”

See all of Jeffrey's amazing adventures on his Explorer Profile.

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