Growing up in the northwest, Grafton has always been fond of the mountains. First falling in love with them through skiing and shortly after by two wheels. He now calls Spokane, WA home but finds it hard to stay still. Follow along as he documents his travels and adventures behind the lens at graftonpannell.com or on Instagram at Instagram.com/grafton .
/ Where are you happiest?
I'm usually a pretty happy guy. I find joy in people and the outdoors. Whether it's a short evening spin with my wife or a long trek through the mountains, the joy is all the same.
/ Who or what inspires you?
I find inspiration all over. From my family and friends to mountainous peaks, they inspire me to chase after the next adventure.
/ What’s the most important thing in your life?
The most important things in my life have to be my family and faith. My wife and I are having our first little one this November and I can't wait to teach the little man how to shred and help foster the same adventurous spark that my parents did.
/ If you could escape to one place in the world where would it be?
One place in the entire world. Geez that's a tough one. Can I say the entire state of Idaho? Or even the entire region of Cascadia? If I was really pinned down to answer today my answer would probably be Sandpoint, ID. It's got a special little spot in my heart.
Where Grafton will be this year...
Aug. 6 | Midnight Century, Spokane, WA | mostly gravel century
Aug. 20 | Jackass Hill Climb, Kellogg, ID (Maybe)
Aug. 23-28 | Idaho Hot Springs Loop | Bikepack Adventure
Feb. 19-24 | Whistler, BC Ski/fatbike/photo hangs
Spring 2017 | Oregon Coast Bikepacking trip
Round and Round 24hr race | Spokane, WA
Seattle To Portland 2017 (not sure on date yet)
Fall 2017 | Jasper to Missoula Bikepacking