Archives for October 2014

Gear Review: SportRx Prescription Active Eyewear

I’ve never been blind – but I definitely don’t see as well as I should. In fact, my vision seems to be getting worse and worse. Throughout the years, I’ve amassed a collection of Ray-Bans eyeglasses that I wear whenever I’m going to be spending hours … [Read more...]

Hungry Hikers Meal Review

Hungry Hikers sent Murray’s Hurried Currie, Three Sisters Scramble and Chicken Pot Pie for me to take into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last week. Each meal is freeze dried and packaged up into meals for two. I had two captive test … [Read more...]

Fall with Aventura Clothing

    Fall has finally arrived in Moab. Well, actually it depends on the day. As I’m typing this we are expected to reach 75 today. October is almost over and we are still 75 degrees?!? That’s just crazy. With the warm weather … [Read more...]

Fall with Aventura Clothing

    Fall has finally arrived in Moab. Well, actually it depends on the day. As I’m typing this we are expected to reach 75 today. October is almost over and we are still 75 degrees?!? That’s just crazy. With the warm weather … [Read more...]

Getting older, getting weak, getting strong again – My Birthday Challenge Recap

Sometimes, the passage of time is a good thing – you become wiser, you get your shi*t together, and you figure yourself out. Sometimes, it’s not such a great thing – like when six months fly by and you can barely still call yourself a climber. After … [Read more...]

Warning- Wildlife Beyond This Point! (Jasper National Park)

Pleased to wake to yet another day of sunshine, the girls and I wrapped up our morning routine and hit the road yet again. This time for a day trip out to Miette Hot Springs with plans of hiking Utopia Trail. The drive out Highway-16 was pleasant, … [Read more...]

Warning- Wildlife Beyond This Point! (Jasper National Park)

Pleased to wake to yet another day of sunshine, the girls and I wrapped up our morning routine and hit the road yet again. This time for a day trip out to Miette Hot Springs with plans of hiking Utopia Trail. The drive out Highway-16 was pleasant, … [Read more...]

Warning- Wildlife Beyond This Point! (Jasper National Park)

Pleased to wake to yet another day of sunshine, the girls and I wrapped up our morning routine and hit the road yet again. This time for a day trip out to Miette Hot Springs with plans of hiking Utopia Trail. The drive out Highway-16 was pleasant, … [Read more...]

Side Trip… Mount Robson and Kinney Lake

It is amazing to me that I am still so far behind on journaling my travels here on my site. Granted I’ve been very busy with other things, but a big part of my delay is that I had so many tremendous experiences in Canada! Where I typically … [Read more...]

Side Trip… Mount Robson and Kinney Lake

It is amazing to me that I am still so far behind on journaling my travels here on my site. Granted I’ve been very busy with other things, but a big part of my delay is that I had so many tremendous experiences in Canada! Where I typically … [Read more...]

Side Trip… Mount Robson and Kinney Lake

It is amazing to me that I am still so far behind on journaling my travels here on my site. Granted I’ve been very busy with other things, but a big part of my delay is that I had so many tremendous experiences in Canada! Where I typically … [Read more...]

The Truth About Nature Book Review

  Autumn   73: Bats are blind. Myth Scale: 3 About the myth:Have you ever heard the saying ‘blind as a bat” before? These flying mammals are active under the cover of darkness, an it is nearly impossible for us to see anything … [Read more...]

The Truth About Nature Book Review

  Autumn   73: Bats are blind. Myth Scale: 3 About the myth:Have you ever heard the saying ‘blind as a bat” before? These flying mammals are active under the cover of darkness, an it is nearly impossible for us to see anything … [Read more...]

More of Jasper National Park

After so many days of rain leading up to my arrival I was grateful as can be to wake up to blue skys and sunshine on my second morning in Jasper National Park! Since I had no hook-ups where I was camped, and knew that I would not be able to take my … [Read more...]

More of Jasper National Park

After so many days of rain leading up to my arrival I was grateful as can be to wake up to blue skys and sunshine on my second morning in Jasper National Park! Since I had no hook-ups where I was camped, and knew that I would not be able to take my … [Read more...]

More of Jasper National Park

After so many days of rain leading up to my arrival I was grateful as can be to wake up to blue skys and sunshine on my second morning in Jasper National Park! Since I had no hook-ups where I was camped, and knew that I would not be able to take my … [Read more...]

Hanchor Cobble Backpack and Ripple Pack

Like many people with a penchant for backcountry exploration, I am always eager to test the features and abilities of new packs to determine their virtues. The Hanchor packs featured in this review arrived for testing shortly before a four-day, … [Read more...]

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...]

New Stuff from Solo Stove…

If you guys remember, I reviewed the SoloStove a while back and was pretty impressed with it. It’s a pretty nice, lightweight, found-fuel backpacking stove that works really well. There is a self-reliance side of me that really likes the idea … [Read more...]

New Stuff from Solo Stove…

If you guys remember, I reviewed the SoloStove a while back and was pretty impressed with it. It’s a pretty nice, lightweight, found-fuel backpacking stove that works really well. There is a self-reliance side of me that really likes the idea … [Read more...]

New Stuff from Solo Stove…

If you guys remember, I reviewed the SoloStove a while back and was pretty impressed with it. It’s a pretty nice, lightweight, found-fuel backpacking stove that works really well. There is a self-reliance side of me that really likes the idea … [Read more...]

New Stuff from Solo Stove…

If you guys remember, I reviewed the SoloStove a while back and was pretty impressed with it. It’s a pretty nice, lightweight, found-fuel backpacking stove that works really well. There is a self-reliance side of me that really likes the idea … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

At last writing I was finally enjoying my first sunny morning since arriving at Lake Louise. The bright blue sky and sunshine prompted me to get out with my camera to capture what I couldn’t even see until then. The majesty of the mountains and … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

At last writing I was finally enjoying my first sunny morning since arriving at Lake Louise. The bright blue sky and sunshine prompted me to get out with my camera to capture what I couldn’t even see until then. The majesty of the mountains and … [Read more...]