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I'm the founder of Vestor Logic, the digital strategy and web design firm that created Trail Sherpa, ParksFolio, and Modern Steader. I'm a day hiker, top chef in camp, doting husband, and father to two headlamp wearing boys. My work in digital media brings those experiences to life.

Solo Stove Campfire is what campers need

Gear that truly impresses me is rare. That's not to say that there isn't a TON of great gear out there but I have become more of a minimalist - at least moving in that direction in terms of gear - in recent years. My kit for backpacking includes … [Read more...]

7 unique gift ideas for outdoor adventurers

Don't fall into the same trap this year.  Forget the hiking boots, new pack, latest tech gadget that you'll only carry once or twice on the trail.  Put your hard earned money into unique gift ideas for the outdoor adventurer in your life.  Here are a … [Read more...]

Survival Puck Giveaway

Stashing essential gear is a easy with Survival Puck If you are anything like me you probably have a ton of "useful items" stashed in your vehicle, the nightstand, or the small side pocket of your day pack.  A small lock blade pocket knife, a Bic … [Read more...]

Wilderness Douchebag Identification System

Every outdoor adventure attracts some type of douchebag that challenges everything you find sacred about the wilderness. This guide won’t help you handle yourself in such situations but it will help you identify the type of douchebags that you may … [Read more...]

ParksFolio offers a snapshot of the National Parks

Killer photos and the stories behind them find a home at ParksFolio Our family of outdoor bloggers here at Trail Sherpa have a strong desire to explore and tell stories so it was only natural that we would create ParksFolio. ParksFolio is a … [Read more...]


If you seek outdoor adventure, then is for you We are very excited about,, the newest addition to the Trail Sherpa family of sites.  Douzie is an ongoing discussion about outdoor adventure. We set the stage with a scenario or … [Read more...]

Winter activities in Utah and Idaho

This year's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market was all about fun winter activities in Utah and Idaho for me. Everyone thinks that the OR Show is just a grind of work meetings, gear demos, and long conversations about technical specs for the newest … [Read more...]

The Badass Day Hiker’s Gear List

Share this Infographic on your site: Who doesn't love a great gear list!  Well this one is designed specifically for day hikers and includes not only the gear you should consider but also spaces to add … [Read more...]

Our plan to make 2013 awesome

No doubt, we want to make 2013 awesome.  And 2012 was a great year for our fledgling company. Trail Sherpa is starting to hit a stride and we are thankful for all the readers that visit every day as well as the outdoor bloggers we … [Read more...]

Winter Gear Giveaway: Week 3

Winter Gear Giveaway is almost over! It's been a great two weeks of giveaways and we're going to finish this out with style.  Starting Thanksgiving Day, you can win some fantastic outdoor gear from Trail Sherpa and our friends including these … [Read more...]