Backpacking Dark Canyon: Why you should always have a pre-trip gear check?

It was early May, and already the heat in the Dark Canyon Gorge was approaching a hundred. We had spent the weekend camping on a rocky outcropping that overlooked the Colorado River. As I trudged, one foot in front of the other, up the steep talus slope...
Undersea Hotels

Undersea Hotels

The Victorians were the first tourists. The rise of railways afforded these buttoned-down pleasure seekers the chance to see the world. Once the Industrial Revolution took hold and cities started to thrive, people wanted to take cure in the country. As...

Permit Needed to Hike Kannarraville Falls

It’s a name that just rolls off your tongue, Kanarraville. Millions of people pass it every year, comment about the name, and keep on driving.  It is located close to Zion National Park, just off of I-15. Kannarraville has two claims to fame. The first and...

Unusual Team Building Exercises

Over the past couple decades, corporate America has ushered in a new era of management training. On some level, almost every business has some type of team-building activity for upper management employees and occasionally regular ones. Its aim is to...

Our latest adventures across air, land and water…well maybe not air but land and water.

First Backpacking Trip: Ruth Lake

First Backpacking Trip: Ruth Lake

I can’t tell you what to expect on your first backpacking trip.  I can tell you what to expect if you are camping with or near scouts. This is what happened the first time I went backpacking with my scout troop. I started my outdoor adventure at a young...

How To Prevent Blisters When Hiking

How To Prevent Blisters When Hiking

It never fails.  You are one hour away from the peak of the biggest hike on your bucket list.  It is at this time when you feel that itchy, burning, stingy sensation.  No not the one you get six weeks after that night with the shady lady from Tijuana, the...

Be Like Bigfoot-Leave No Trace

Be Like Bigfoot-Leave No Trace

This article was originally written by Rockrunner writer David Johnson for the Daily Herald and published in the  July 3, 2009 edition of the newspaper.  To view the original article please go here. When I think about it, Bigfoot is an outdoor superhero. OK, he isn’t...

Top 10 States For Outdoor Adventure

Top 10 States For Outdoor Adventure

Are you a recreation junkie? Are you looking for a new place to go for adventure and fun? Here are the 10 best states in the USA for some good old fashioned recreation. Starting off our list at number 10 is the Beaver State. Oregon offers a wide array of...

Chaco Z/2 Review

Chaco Z/2 Review

Backstory I started working in 2005 at an outdoor recreation store. One of the hottest items we carried was a funky looking sandal called Chaco’s. Everyone in the store swore by them.  The owner couldn’t get me into a pair fast enough. It wasn’t long...