The rain was pounding. The gray skies had opened up and the water hadn’t stopped falling for the last four hours. Our canoe weaved through the dense mangrove trails and we were cold and sopping wet. Trying to navigate through the dense weather, my crew and I were searching for the guide poles that led […]Read more "Deep Into Hell’s Bay: Everglades Canoe Adventure"
It’s that time of year again! For one week, all 397 National Parks across the United States are absolutely free from April 21-April 29. With free entrance it opens a host of options to hikers, campers, and climbers alike, as well as an opportunity to inspire the next generation to take care of our treasured […]Read more "A Week In The Wild: A Guide to National Park Week"
With National Park Week coming up, it’s essential to have all your tools ready. One of the most useful devices you can have outdoors is the invaluable smartphone. I’ve heard the opposition from the purists who say that we should abhor technology in the wild, but if used responsibly it can be an extremely valuable […]Read more "There’s an App for That: Five Apps For the Outdoors Season"
At the entrance to the Khumbu valley, in the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the town of Lukla. As the trailhead for all treks and expeditions to Mt. Everest and the other Himalayan giants, Lukla is the starting point for every climber and trekker. However those who dare to climb to Everest’s summit must first […]Read more "Lukla: My Journey to the World’s Scariest Airport"
The great Nancy Sinatra once reminded the world that her boots were gonna walk all over you. While i’m sure Ms. Sinatra was not referring to multi-day treks in the Grand Tetons (and in the event she was i’m extremely impressed) she obviously had a commanding knowledge of boot shopping. Today’s hiking boots come in […]Read more "These Boots Were Made For Walkin’: Ten Things You Should Be Considering When Buying Hiking Boots"
Spring break is a hallowed time for all college students where the possibilities for travel are limitless. In those ten days, away from books, exams, research and deadlines, many offer themselves to the idea of tropical destinations, adventure, or finding their own in a place rich in cultural and historical significance. However despite the destinations […]Read more "Spring Break Travel: Travel Farther, Spend Less!"
From the time I was a child, my dreams were the adventurers and the mountaineers, thousands of feet up, taking their last steps towards the summit and holding their ice axes high in the air in triumph. Climbing has become a passion, and a pursuit in life, offering a challenge, and in adventure, for a […]Read more "Destination: Mt. Rainier"