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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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...

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Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

Sleeping Bag Buying Guide

The first thing I learned, as a scout, is how to be as annoying as possible in the outdoors. This is something that I outgrew, as I become older. The second thing that I learned was that sleeping bags don’t really keep you warm at the temperature as...