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...]

Green Valley Campground – A short overnight camping trip in Cuyamaca

I knew that Veteran’s Day was coming up and Soph wouldn’t have school, so I decided to take her to Cuyamaca for the night. Her cousins wanted to join her, too. So, three of us fathers, with a total of four daughters packed up two family … [Read more...]

Green Valley Campground – A short overnight camping trip in Cuyamaca

I knew that Veteran’s Day was coming up and Soph wouldn’t have school, so I decided to take her to Cuyamaca for the night. Her cousins wanted to join her, too. So, three of us fathers, with a total of four daughters packed up two family … [Read more...]

Cemetery Hill – SD Peak #69 – A Short Backpacking Trip Bathed in Sunset Light

The area around Cemetery Hill Cemetery Hill Elevation: 3,459′ Total Mileage: 3.6 Trailhead Map Agency: Cleveland National Forest I had gotten settled back into San Diego. It had been a couple of months since the Muir Taco trip to the Sierra. I had … [Read more...]

Dead Horse Point Yurts

Lucky us! We had the opportunity to stay in the brand new yurts at Dead Horse Point State Park a couple of weekends ago. Bedge was asked by park management to photograph them and since Dead Horse Point is one of my favorite state parks no way was … [Read more...]

Dead Horse Point Yurts

Lucky us! We had the opportunity to stay in the brand new yurts at Dead Horse Point State Park a couple of weekends ago. Bedge was asked by park management to photograph them and since Dead Horse Point is one of my favorite state parks no way was … [Read more...]

How To Help Your Kids Love Camping

    What happens when you head out for a weekend full of camping and on the first day your kids are complaining that they are bored, that camping isn’t fun or that they want to go home? You’ve planned, packed and arrived for a weekend of … [Read more...]

How To Help Your Kids Love Camping

    What happens when you head out for a weekend full of camping and on the first day your kids are complaining that they are bored, that camping isn’t fun or that they want to go home? You’ve planned, packed and arrived for a weekend of … [Read more...]

Camp Food – Wife’s Favorites

Car camping with my wife has been a lot of fun and a huge learning experience.  I am so accustomed to camping alone and only worrying about my own comfort that I let a lot of things pass just because they’re not priority.  One of the biggest … [Read more...]

Camp Food – Wife’s Favorites

Car camping with my wife has been a lot of fun and a huge learning experience.  I am so accustomed to camping alone and only worrying about my own comfort that I let a lot of things pass just because they’re not priority.  One of the biggest … [Read more...]

Camp Food – Wife’s Favorites

Car camping with my wife has been a lot of fun and a huge learning experience.  I am so accustomed to camping alone and only worrying about my own comfort that I let a lot of things pass just because they’re not priority.  One of the biggest … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Grilled Pizza Recipes

Our favorite grilled pizza recipes are easy and fun for the whole family.  Even my kids who would eat hot dogs every night while camping have been won over by these grilled pizzas.  They’re easy because the crusts are made of flour tortillas or … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Grilled Pizza Recipes

Our favorite grilled pizza recipes are easy and fun for the whole family.  Even my kids who would eat hot dogs every night while camping have been won over by these grilled pizzas.  They’re easy because the crusts are made of flour tortillas or … [Read more...]

The Science of Sleeping Bag Design

The science behind sleeping bag design is at once simple, and yet very complicated.  For many years sleeping bag designs have changed and evolved to incorporate the latest technological breakthroughs and use the latest innovative fabrics and … [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...]