Why I ditched my tent for a hammock while hiking trails and backpacking

Portable, lightweight and comfortable…I’m in love. Naps are great but what about spending the night in this human-sized banana peel? … More Why I ditched my tent for a hammock while hiking trails and backpacking

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A Yosemite Christmas vacation ~ Arrival, Day 1 Foresta here we come!

By 3pm we moved up our plans a full day, were fully packed and on the road trying to avoid the weather threatening to dump up to 3′ of snow on Donner Pass linking Reno, Nevada to Sacramento, California via Hwy 80. Yosemite bound! … More A Yosemite Christmas vacation ~ Arrival, Day 1 Foresta here we come!

Perspective ~ familiarity, preservation & adaptation

This is a new series reflecting on the hiking inspiration from others with added perspective. It comes from a collection from various places I’ve been and people I’ve “met”. “Normally I would not recommend going off trail in unfamiliar territory. These trails are very familiar to me, however. I have spent years, in all four … More Perspective ~ familiarity, preservation & adaptation

Grand Teton ~ Day 5, from Yellowstone to Jenny Lake

Prior to launching this trip, my good friend Ranger shared his exploits in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) located due south of Yellowstone. You’d think his description of a vast rugged snow capped mountain range made prominent by it’s lack of foot hills would be an embellishment but we chose to roll the dice and … More Grand Teton ~ Day 5, from Yellowstone to Jenny Lake