Sierra Trading Post is hosting a chat on outdoor backcountry mistakes (Thursday @ 6 PM EST/3 PM PST) and as my contribution, I’m telling the story about how I nearly lost my tent in a brutal windstorm at Vantage, Washington in March of 2013. We knew the weather was up when we arrived in the […]Read more "My Biggest Backcountry Mistake: Tie Down Your Tent"
When I was younger, my parents told me one simple rule: “Never talk to strangers.” I think over time this adage became true in some respects, but not much in others. As an outdoor blogger and writer, it’s important to be able to connect with others in my field, and ever since I’ve started Mike […]Read more "When Strangers Become Friends: An Ode to the Online Adventure Community"
Recently, I was asked a question that I hadn’t thought about in a long time. It seems strange that as someone who spends as much time in the mountains as I do I hadn’t really thought about it before: How do you train? Truth is, I don’t. So how can I call myself athletic if […]Read more "The Anti-Training Movement"