Archives for September 2011

Sailing the Mountains of Colorado… really???

Apologies once again for being a bit lax about posting. There are a few reasons for this; I’m still trying to make the transition from PC to Mac. Not as easy as it might seem. There’s not only a learning curve, but I left all my comfortable programs … [Read more...]

Trail Sherpa Design wants to build your website

Trail Sherpa Design is a full-service web-design solution for anyone who wants to create an outdoor-focused website. We built Trail Sherpa to gather the stories of people who walk under the sky and sleep under the stars. Storytelling is our … [Read more...]

Our Team: Brian of Brian’s Backpacking Blog

My love of the outdoors started at a very early age, almost as far back as I can remember. I was born in the south of England at a time when spending all day outdoors as a small kid was considered perfectly normal. I was the youngest of four … [Read more...]

Our Team: John Roan, the Mountain UltraLight guy

I'm John Roan,  Trail Sherpa contributor and author of Mountain UltraLight, the outdoor blog with a nerdy twist. I have always loved the wilderness, but once I discovered ultralight backpacking, I became an addict; uhm, make that fanatic. … [Read more...]

Our Team: Tim and Robin Bird of Appalachia & Beyond

A  Q&A with Tim and Robin Bird from Appalachia & Beyond, who have just joined Trail Sherpa. Q: What is your blog about? A: Appalachia & Beyond is our way of sharing the Southern Appalachian, and more specifically, the East … [Read more...]

Day 5… Aspen or bust!

I really don't even know where to begin. I've always known Colorado to be a beautiful state, but I got the royal treatment on my journey today. I got a late start out of Westcliffe (because I felt like it) and moseyed down the highway in no real … [Read more...]

Days 3 and 4… Westcliffe Colorado

I’ve enjoyed a few relaxed days in Westcliffe... visiting my friends Kathy and Bob. They have taken to running this delightful B&B like ducks take to water. Their little Inn is lovely and peaceful and Kathy’s a natural at the roll of hostess, … [Read more...]

Our Team: Rebecca of

Someone recently called me "The Perfect Woman: Equal parts computer nerd and mountain sports freak." I believe the topic of conversation started around my dirty nails and calloused hands one morning at the climbing gym, but I took it as a … [Read more...]

Our Team is ready to lead

It's been months in the making and we're just getting started.  But I am very excited to introduce Our Team here at Trail Sherpa, or at the very least the founding members. The concept I had in my head was simple: I wanted to build a team of my … [Read more...]

Day Three

Wow! What a journey. First of all, Palo Duro Canyon is beautiful. I did not get nearly enough time there, but I will be back. I met a new friend, Nancy Horton, fellow photographer who knew I was in the area. She felt as though she was imposing on my … [Read more...]

Day Two!

Day two of the journey: I had every intention of doing a post last night, but after an intense day of fighting the winds (This big girl LOVES to rock and roll, and it's my job to make sure she doesn't get out of control and fall down!), a long walk … [Read more...]

Amarillo By Morning???

Amarillo By Morning-George Strait  Got some quality time with my girl, Elissa, today. Hanging out in my RV for one last night with my dear friend Brandi now. Setting out on the journey tomorrow. First stop... Amarillo. I won't be there by morning, … [Read more...]

Follow up segment on WFAA Channel 8

WFAA Channel 8 new is doing a follow up segment during their 12 o'clock news from our live interview this morning. Thank you Wyatt Goolsby! … [Read more...]

Journey in Focus segment live on Channel 8!!!!

WFAA Channel 8 is doing a segment about the journey before me LIVE from my Winnebago tomorrow morning at 6am! Fun! … [Read more...]

Me, in a nutshell??? Ever try closing a WAY overstuffed suitcase? Mmmm hmmm

Ok, I have to admit I’m taking a short-cut here and sharing a post I did on the dog blog I started several months ago (and sadly won’t have time for as this one takes over). I’m sure that most of the folks who follow this blog don’t really know me, … [Read more...]

Final leg of the adventure of preparing for my adventure!

Apologies to those of you who have been watching for posts. I keep talking about the adventure ahead, but really... the adventure began when I made the decision to go mobile in an RV and went into contract on my house almost simultaneously. That sent … [Read more...]

What’s the story of your first time…backpacking?

I'm excited to get out for my very first overnight of the year! Sounds crazy given how late in the season it is but we had our second son in May and it's taken me months to get back to level. But as I prepare to hit the trail with Trent, it occurred … [Read more...]

Trail Sherpa has a new content editor

I'm Tom Mangan, the guy from Two-Heel Drive who can't shake off a curious urge to combine hiking and blogging. Tim Miner, the creator of Trail Sherpa, has a similarly inexplicable desire to combine hiking and social media. Tim's idea: create a … [Read more...]