Coffee, that mystical bean teaming with encapsulated energy. For centuries, folks have been consuming hot water infused with this bean. For some, it is a means of day-starting energy. Others simply love the rich and bold flavor, regardless people from all walks of life enjoy it.
If you ask me to climb a mountain the day before your birthday so we can camp on the summit to watch the sunrise on your birthday, as has been your tradition for a number of decades, I'm inclined to say, “Yes”. If you're cute and female, I'm legally barred from saying, “No”. And that
While some people seem to have the whole “food on the trail” thing down to a science, I’m probably with the majority of people who find food preparation one of the more stressful parts of planning for a backpacking or hiking journey. Getting out the stove, preparing a little meal, and cleaning everything
From backpacking stretches of the Appalachian Trail to multi-day climbing trips in Joshua Tree National Park I have spent some time playing outdoors and have found out what works and what doesn't when it comes to gear. Packing the appropriate items is especially important when spending multiple days in the backcountry. Whether your
Finding the right tent is like finding the right house or apartment, it's important because your going to be spending a lot of time in it. If you have spent anytime backpacking or backcountry camping, you know that having space is important, but weight is equally as important if not more. For the
Many people ask me how I do the things I do and go the places I go. I commonly hear things like, "how can you afford to travel so much?" and "You must be nuts climbing that high" and my personal favorite: "I want your job." In reality everything I do is accessible to everyone.