I’ve been really excited lately. I feel for the first time in a long time, I’m starting to get my mountain jive back. While I didn’t get to knock off my winter objectives (A winter ascent of Kelso Ridge being at the forefront, and more snowy climbs) I had a pretty spectacular ski season, and […]Read more "Grays Peak – Standard Route"
Adventure is best when it’s off the grid, completely improvised, imperfect, and when it comes with a big surprise at the end. My friend Anh, who up until now I’d only known through the online #HikerChats asked me if I wanted to fly out to Moab and hike a 22-mile loop around Canyonlands National Park. […]Read more "Lost and Found In The Canyonlands"
This Veterans Day weekend, November 10-12 marks the final free national park day weekend of the year. It’s an excellent opportunity to get outside, enjoy the last days of pleasant fall weather before the winter chill hits, and get lost in the wilderness. It’s also an opportunity to teach the responsible care of our national […]Read more "Save Our Land: Three Endangered National Parks"
A wide expanse of white surrounded us. Off into the distance we were surrounded by towering peaks, white gully’s, and crevasses so deep that they fade into black. As the helicopter landed, it’s skids plunging into the icy layer, we felt so disconnected from civilization. We were standing on an active Alaskan glacier, millions upon […]Read more "Frozen Flight: A Helicopter Tour of An Alaskan Glacier"
The long hot lazy days of summer are over and while work and school influence a majority of the day, it doesn’t mean that the outdoors isn’t still calling. In fact, fall time is the perfect season to venture outside and enjoy some spectacular scenery. Foliage turns to yellow and gold, animals are out in […]Read more "Make the Most of Fall: Why Autumn is Adventure Season"
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"
Every so often, the world is treated to an extraordinary event that touches and inspires us, yet goes terribly underreported. This is a story of extraordinary ambition, courage, and will that reaches out to those who believe that injury has robbed them of their aspirations, reminding them that their dreams and aspirations can never be […]Read more "Walking With the Wounded: The Reason Why The Eyes of the World Should Be On Everest This Spring"
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"