My First Trip To Gauley Fest

“Welcome to West Virginia” were the first words I heard as I blinked my eyes, easing them into the world of the awake. In the background, the first few bars of John Denver's, ‘Country Roads,’ played on the radio.“Looks just like Pennsylvania” was the only...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

Meeting the Creature Craft People

Meeting the Creature Craft People

I had only been to Boise, Idaho on two previous occasions.  One, when I was a wee tot and my mom turned the wrong way into oncoming traffic. I can't really blame her,  thanks to a plethora of one-way streets, more sense can be found in a tide pod challenge...

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...

Vibram Five Fingers Review

Vibram Five Fingers Review

Backstory In 2007 I sprained my ankle backpacking in the Sawtooths. In 2008 I sprained my ankle hiking in the Robber’s Roost. The next year I sprained my ankle hiking in The Spur. Ankle injuries were a yearly occurrence. Many people wouldn’t recognize me...