Gear up for Winter in the Outdoors

Before you head outdoors to enjoy the crisp air, snow-covered trees and frozen landscapes, get a preview of the top winter gear you’ll need for your hiking or camping trip. Backpacks All backpacks are suited for any season, right? It depends. If your go-to pack has...

Red Rock Canyon, BLM, Nevada

Our magical adventures carry us off to the majestic BLM land of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just out side of Las Vegas, NV. I have been to the park many times, which is set up as a big loop with many places to stop along the way to take a hike or take in the beauty of the South West.

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Wilder Ranch State Park, California

I found myself in the Bay area once not all that long ago and saw a neat looking state park off to the south. The park has a little bit of everything – very nice views, Redwoods, rugged coastline, meadows, and even a historical museum.

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI

One day I hope to actually visit the Great Lakes in person. Do you have any favorite spots or special places you would like to eventually visit around the Great Lakes? This week my virtual adventures carry me off to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in WI.

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Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

As a young lad of maybe 9 or 10, I remember going to Mesa Verde and exploring the old Native American dwellings and especially climbing up and down all the wooden ladders. It was a blast. My assistant visited the park as a teenager, while traveling around the four...

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Introduction to Route Finding

If you like exploring and spending time in  the mountains, you understand the desire and drive to get deeper into more beautiful and rugged terrain. To safely travel through complex mountain terrain you must safely navigate a not straight-forward route. Route Finding...

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Mt. Rainer National Park, Washington

When I was in Americorps*NCCC one of our assignments was to go to Mt. Rainer and evaluate their need to have a crew come do work for them. I feel in love with the park but have never had the chance to return. So this week lets virtual visit Mt. Rainer National Park.

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Five Great Day Hikes Accessible from Denver

Truly, Colorado is so packed with majestic mountain trails that one could wander nomadically for a year, and probably still not see them all. While this wealth of outdoor potential is phenomenal, it’s also good to know which hikes are close enough to Denver that you...

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Devil’s Lake State Park, WI

I got to spend some time in this area when my family and I went to visit Wisconsin Dells, we had a very good time around Devil’s Lake State Park. Check out the post for the full details including camping, things to do, and getting there.

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