Hiking Timpanogos Peak

It's one of the most imposing mountains in the United States. It may not have the height of many mountains or the reputation, but it's proximity to development and elevation gain from bottom to top make it feel bigger than it is. It's name is Timpanogos...
Touring Chernobyl

Touring Chernobyl

There are a lot of things that surprise me when I look at people’s bucket lists. Everything from “kissing” to “eating sushi in a porta potty” can make the lists. The fact that Chernobyl is on so many lists surprises me because it isn’t very well- known. In...

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What Does the National Monument or Park Designation Really Mean?

The recent election has called a lot of attention to the concept of national parks and national monuments.  The latter has also brought the use of the Antiquities Act into question.  However, the creation of a national monument or park in the name of...

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

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Make Your Own Footprint

Make Your Own Footprint

I have never been fond of tent footprints. I hardly ever use them and I definitely don’t pay $30 for them. However, if you must have a footprint, but don’t want to dip into your children’s college fund to buy one, there is a way to make one for cheap. All you need is...