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
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!
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”. “…I found a place for his wine in my backpack next to the loaf of bread. I could feel the weight of it as I walked out of town, heavy glass … More Perspective ~ significance, presence & adventure
10/14/16 Since we covered a few extra miles on the snake river yesterday, we get to sleep in till 7:30. Guessing it’s not time to get up (still dark) the watch proves it’s 7am already, I’m fooled by being on the Oregon boarder and so close to Pacific Standard Time. It feels warmer than the … More Hells Canyon Whitewater Rafting ~ Day 2, Who invited Jimmy Buffett?!
The trail claimed the largest tree in Alabama, shadowed a river and hosted several large rock features. There was little elevation gain and loss because the trail shadowed the Sipsey River. This one-way trip had all the ingredients we were looking for… … More What to look for when pickin’ your first backpacking trail
This is a series reflecting on the hiking inspiration from others with added perspective from my trails. It comes from a collection from various places I’ve been and people I’ve “met”. “It seems that as we get older, weeks of exercise is wiped out in just a few days of non-physical activity. And so, we … More Perspective ~ resiliency, technology & identity
Love whitewater rafting, check. Wanna see the famed Hells Canyon, check. Camping, hiking, new wild animals and learning Dutch oven cookin’ too…trip of a lifetime, count me in! … More Hells Canyon Whitewater Rafting ~ Day 1, Mountain Goats meet Bald Eagle
Weighted down, water logged, runnin’ on empty, bored and disoriented. Tips to get you off on the right foot! … More Mistakes were made…my first 5 while hiking or backpacking on the trail
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
Arriving at Dead Man’s Cabin we did not initially recognize it. We just saw a place to get water. Upon inspecting the guide. We recognized the spring we were getting water from as the marker. … More Grand Sawtooths Loop ~ Day 3, dead men tell no tales