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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...]

Introducing Douzie.com

If you seek outdoor adventure, then Douzie.com is for you We are very excited about, Douzie.com, 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 TrailSherpa.com 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...]

Winter Outdoor Giveaway: Week 2

Week 2 of the Winter Outdoor Giveaway is here so you get a second chance at some awesome winter gear. We've added a new entry option called Refer-A-Friend.  Use this entry option to score up to 10 bonus entries!  Here's how it works: After you … [Read more...]

Winter Outdoor Giveaway: Week 1

Let's get this winter outdoor giveaway started! Entering is easy, just click on the entry options below to secure your chances.  The more you enter the better chance you'll have to win this fantastic gear: Backpackers Pantry Freeze Dried … [Read more...]

Winter Gear Giveaway Starts Thursday

Winter Gear Giveaway is about to kick off We're at it again!  Get ready for 3 weeks of killer winter gear giveaways starting this Thursday from Trail Sherpa and our friends including these fine bloggers: Hiking the Trail Wilderness Dave A … [Read more...]

Gear List for Hiking the Narrows in Zion

The Narrows in Zion National Park offer a supreme challenge to both the day hiker and overnight backpacker. Day hikers that wish to tackle the Narrows in Zion from the bottom up must walk upstream against the current.  The current of the Virgin … [Read more...]

Vote for the Planet Works to Secure $500,000 for Environmental Causes

A few weeks ago we were approached by John of OurEarth.org regarding their upcoming campaign to raise funds for a coalition of outdoor and environmental non-profits. The coalition, Vote for the Planet, was formed to help the member organizations … [Read more...]

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is fast approaching

We're headed to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is hosted at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City from August 2-5 with an open air demo at Jordanelle State Park on August 1, 2012. This will be the first trip for … [Read more...]

How To: Create a Gear Review

You've successfully landed a gear sponsor and now it's time to create your gear review.  That is the trade off isn't it?  With Sherpa Sites, gear reviews are easy. We've built a custom post template into each Sherpa Site that allows you to create … [Read more...]

The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway – Backcountry Week

It's time for our final gear giveaway!  This week will be the final week and is all about backcountry gear.  Entering is easy and you have numerous ways to get entries. The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear giveaways … [Read more...]

Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway – Digital Week

It's time for our next gear giveaway!  This week is all about digital gear, and a few pieces of tangible gear too.  Entering is easy and you have numerous ways to get entries. The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear … [Read more...]

The Stick Pic

Sometimes the best pieces of gear are the ones that are the most simple.  That absolutely holds true for The Stick Pic.  This little camera mount gives every hiker and backpacker the ability to film themselves or take self portraits … [Read more...]

Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway – Sea to Summit Week

It's easy to enter to win this great gear! Just scroll down to the entry widget and click away! Here's what's up for grabs this week: Grand Prize: Sea To Summit Ultra-Mesh Stuff Sack Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil View Dry Sack Sea To … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Use Sherpa Sites for a Killer Outdoor Blog

Sherpa Sites launched last week and we've been talking with interested bloggers ever since.  One of the most asked questions we get is "How is Sherpa Sites different than WordPress or Blogger?"  We've answered that question before with this … [Read more...]

Survival Week: Spring Into Adventure Survival Gear Giveaway

Enter Now!  Scroll down and secure as many entries as you can. Week 2 is Survival Week and this survival gear giveaway will certainly impress! The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear giveaways courtesy of Trail Sherpa, The … [Read more...]

Enter to Win! The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway!

Enter Now!  Scroll down and secure as many entries as you can. The day has finally arrived!  The Spring Into Adventure Gear Giveaway is a 5 week series of gear giveaways courtesy of Trail Sherpa, The Outdoor Adventure, My Life Outdoors, Wilderness … [Read more...]