The American West through My Lens

The American West through My Lens

To me, both life and photography are about opportunities. I wanted to explore and feel the American West by myself: crossing mountains, plains, deserts, and experiencing[Read More…]

by April 5, 2016 0 comments Community
From The Web For Backpackers April 2016

From The Web For Backpackers April 2016

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.     Never hike alone in bear country.     Cougar broke into house. When going fishing, take[Read More…]

by April 1, 2016 0 comments Fireside
Surviving a Bear Attack

Surviving a Bear Attack

In my wilderness survival class, I am frequently asked what kind of gun would be the best defense against a bear attack.  I am asked[Read More…]

by March 26, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear, Skills
Running with My Imagination: Trail Running with Monsters

Running with My Imagination: Trail Running with Monsters

It was April of 2011 when I was training for the Everest Marathon that took place at Everest Base Camp in Nepal. I had to[Read More…]

by March 23, 2016 0 comments Community
How National Parks are Using Social Media

How National Parks are Using Social Media

You may think of social media as an exclusive avenue for young people. However, ever since a variety of social media channels and outlets have[Read More…]

by March 20, 2016 0 comments Community
Vasque Skywalk GTX Review

Vasque Skywalk GTX Review

Hitting the trail in a shiny new pair of hiking boots is akin to driving a new car off the lot: The rush of adrenaline,[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Gear
An Intro to Pet Medical Care

An Intro to Pet Medical Care

My friends Lori and Ray have the biggest hound hearts around – they have no less than six adopted greyhounds in their household. The dogs[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
Perfect Weight Vest Review & Exercises

Perfect Weight Vest Review & Exercises

If you are looking for different ways to train for your backpacking adventures, then you should try the Perfect® Weight Vest. It comes in two[Read More…]

by March 9, 2016 0 comments Gear
Trip Report: Bench Lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains

Trip Report: Bench Lakes in the Sawtooth Mountains

The fog lay over the lake like a downy blanket as I laced up my boots and quietly threw a few essentials into a rucksack.[Read More…]

by March 3, 2016 0 comments Trails
Trail Angel: Generosity on the Pacific Crest Trail

Trail Angel: Generosity on the Pacific Crest Trail

Thirteen days from the Columbia Gorge and fifty yards from Sheep Lake, I broke camp around 8:00 a.m. to begin another day of hiking.  My[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 0 comments Community