The Scenario We’ve all received that invite to join friends on a last minute adventure. It happened to me one day when a friend called with an extra permit for Havasu Falls. Hell yes I’ll go! Wait, not so fast. What will my wife say? How many client calls do I have in the next [...]
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The Scenario It happens to everyone. You venture off trail to see what surprises you will find. You know where the marked trail goes. It bends to the south but it’s a painful quarter mile of bushwacking that you’ve done before. Scrapes and cuts are most certainly coming your way. “I wonder if I can [...]
My amazing friends at Sport Hansa have very graciously offered to provide a brand new Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell ($200 value) as a giveaway prize to the readers of Brian’s Backpacking Blog. If you’re not familiar with the Montane Minimus, check out my recent review – spoiler alert, it’s an amazing jacket! Maximum Tech [...]
Even though I can’t help thinking of these as Trail Running shoes, the TevaSphere Speed was actually inspired by the unpredictable world of obstacle races and the athletes that are crazy enough to take them on – hello GORUCK’ers and Tough Mudders! It features their new TevaSphere technology that uses a spherical heel and support [...]
Today we welcome Gretchen of the blog, Desert Survivor, to Tales of a Mountain Mama. I love this post because I think so many of us can relate: those that are full-time single parents AND those of us (like myself) that have husbands working very long hours in the summer especially. If you can relate, [...]
I love this infographic on how to identify poison ivy. It was created by Treks in the Wild and I am sharing it with you today (with their permission, of course). It combines photos of poison ivy and catchy little phrases to help you remember the distinguishing features of poison ivy. This infographic is great [...]