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Archives for December 2014

Finding strength on Lone Peak

The first mile… Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. - Marilyn vos Savant Utah’s Lone Peak tops at out 11,263’ and is considered the most difficult 11,000+ peak in the Wasatch Rage due to the … [Read more...]

Finding strength on Lone Peak

The first mile… Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. - Marilyn vos Savant Utah’s Lone Peak tops at out 11,263’ and is considered the most difficult 11,000+ peak in the Wasatch Rage due to the … [Read more...]

The Ambitious Art of New Years-ing

I adore the holiday season – but there’s one particular reason for celebration that shines the brightest in my world: New Years. The festivities, the sentiments of new beginnings, the air of hope and possibility. It’s the best. 2014 was a year of … [Read more...]

The Ambitious Art of New Years-ing

I adore the holiday season – but there’s one particular reason for celebration that shines the brightest in my world: New Years. The festivities, the sentiments of new beginnings, the air of hope and possibility. It’s the best. 2014 was a year of … [Read more...]

Terramar Baselayers in Arizona High Country

Keeping warm on the go is about layering. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing it doesn’t matter, you body temp is going to fluctuate throughout the day as conditions and exertion changes. Throughout even the shortest window I have worked … [Read more...]

Terramar Baselayers in Arizona High Country

Keeping warm on the go is about layering. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing it doesn’t matter, you body temp is going to fluctuate throughout the day as conditions and exertion changes. Throughout even the shortest window I have worked … [Read more...]

Terramar Baselayers in Arizona High Country

Keeping warm on the go is about layering. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing it doesn’t matter, you body temp is going to fluctuate throughout the day as conditions and exertion changes. Throughout even the shortest window I have worked … [Read more...]

Terramar Baselayers in Arizona High Country

Keeping warm on the go is about layering. Hiking, climbing, snowshoeing, skiing it doesn’t matter, you body temp is going to fluctuate throughout the day as conditions and exertion changes. Throughout even the shortest window I have worked … [Read more...]

30 facts about my life, mistakes, and triumphs

Fact 31…I couldn’t quite bring myself to kiss a camel. Warning: This is a personal post, if you’re not into that kind of stuff, pick one of my adventure inspired posts to read instead, I won’t be offended. “It takes courage to grow … [Read more...]

30 facts about my life, mistakes, and triumphs

Fact 31…I couldn’t quite bring myself to kiss a camel. Warning: This is a personal post, if you’re not into that kind of stuff, pick one of my adventure inspired posts to read instead, I won’t be offended. “It takes courage to grow … [Read more...]

You Have Three Weeks, Where Do You Go?

    You have: 3 weeks A 4-Runner towing a 24ft travel trailer One 5 year old who is up for pretty much any adventure 2 All-Terrain Pugs (yes, hiking pugs) No schedule You long for somewhere warm   Where do you go? What do you do? … [Read more...]

You Have Three Weeks, Where Do You Go?

    You have: 3 weeks A 4-Runner towing a 24ft travel trailer One 5 year old who is up for pretty much any adventure 2 All-Terrain Pugs (yes, hiking pugs) No schedule You long for somewhere warm   Where do you go? What do you do? … [Read more...]

CertHero – An Easier Outdoor Certification Search

logan_denali Meet Logan Randolph - professional mountaineering guide, ski patroller and outdoor certification guru. The last part may seem a little out of place. After years of working … [Read more...]

CertHero – An Easier Outdoor Certification Search

Meet Logan Randolph – professional mountaineering guide, ski patroller and outdoor certification guru. The last part may seem a little out of place. After years of working outdoors, Logan (and his partner Sam Aarons) founded CertHero.org the … [Read more...]

CertHero – An Easier Outdoor Certification Search

Meet Logan Randolph – professional mountaineering guide, ski patroller and outdoor certification guru. The last part may seem a little out of place. After years of working outdoors, Logan (and his partner Sam Aarons) founded CertHero.org the … [Read more...]

CertHero – An Easier Outdoor Certification Search

Meet Logan Randolph – professional mountaineering guide, ski patroller and outdoor certification guru. The last part may seem a little out of place. After years of working outdoors, Logan (and his partner Sam Aarons) founded CertHero.org the … [Read more...]

First Time Down the Rogue River…Again…

On our first anniversary my wife and I flew to Hawaii and spent some time in Honolulu before hoping over to the Big Island. I was in the middle of a huge knee problem and could barely walk, which was just as well since all the NPS managed sites were … [Read more...]

First Time Down the Rogue River…Again…

On our first anniversary my wife and I flew to Hawaii and spent some time in Honolulu before hoping over to the Big Island. I was in the middle of a huge knee problem and could barely walk, which was just as well since all the NPS managed sites were … [Read more...]

First Time Down the Rogue River…Again…

On our first anniversary my wife and I flew to Hawaii and spent some time in Honolulu before hoping over to the Big Island. I was in the middle of a huge knee problem and could barely walk, which was just as well since all the NPS managed sites were … [Read more...]

First Time Down the Rogue River…Again…

On our first anniversary my wife and I flew to Hawaii and spent some time in Honolulu before hoping over to the Big Island. I was in the middle of a huge knee problem and could barely walk, which was just as well since all the NPS managed sites were … [Read more...]

Gear Review – Columbia’s Men’s Diamond 890 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket – My current favorite backpacking jacket – #omniten

Disclaimer: I received the Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket for free while on a trip wholly funded by Columbia Sportswear. They were the best hosts one could imagine. I received a ton of gear and I am giving my honest opinion of this jacket, since … [Read more...]

Gear Review – Columbia’s Men’s Diamond 890 TurboDown Hooded Down Jacket – My current favorite backpacking jacket – #omniten

Disclaimer: I received the Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket for free while on a trip wholly funded by Columbia Sportswear. They were the best hosts one could imagine. I received a ton of gear and I am giving my honest opinion of this jacket, since … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a short side trip to Fort St. … [Read more...]

Oh Canada! Crossing British Columbia

Early morning on July 3rd I left Purden Lake Provincial Park and headed west toward my next destination… the town of Smithers. Along the way I found a place to leave my motorhome behind in Vanderhoof so I could make a short side trip to Fort St. … [Read more...]