January 2020 – Views from the Treehouse

In the world of paddlers, mountain bikers, surfers, and other outdoors enthusiasts, “dirtbag” isn’t a pejorative; it’s a lifestyle choice, one Michael Stratton — local kayaker, ultrarunner, and MTBer — lives despite also holding down at least one real job. Stratton straddles worlds, but it’s hard to keep a girlfriend when home has no heat and a sleeping bag beckons every night.