I’m always looking for interesting outdoors books, especially ones that might appeal to my kids. Pretty exciting then, when my 13 year old daughter told me she was reading a pair of books about a teen climber: Peak and its sequel The Edge, by Roland Smith. I decided to read them myself to see whether they were… More Climbing Novels for Kids
Yesterday I posted Four Inspiring Long Hike Movies, an easy post in that there are so many great movies about hiking the long distance trails. Not so easy, however, are finding good books to get inspired in the same way. Probably my favorite book having to do with long distance hiking is Bill Bryson’s A Walk… More Long Hikes: Recommended Reads?
Wikipedia lists 150+ long-distance trails in the United States of varying mileage and completion, most of which I have never heard of and will probably never set foot on. Still, it’s an impressive roster, with trails all over the States. Of course, the the Triple Crown of Hiking (the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail)… More Four Inspiring Long Hike Movies
Teton Sports is one of my favorite outdoor brands, partly for their quality gear, but mostly for their participation through social media and support of their planned happenings (head to Salt Lake City come Outdoor Retailer time for a #hikerchat outing and party, always a blast). When partner sponsors were announced for Hell Hike And… More Teton Sports LEEF +20 Ultralight with Body Mapping Sleeping Bag
Many of us have read John Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air, about the disastrous expeditions to Mt Everest’s summit in 1996 – eight climbers died. Over the years, varying opinions have surfaced about the wrong and right things that happened that day. Krakauer was a non-paying journalist there to document the ascent of one commercial… More Everest and Meru, Two Very Different Climbing Movies
“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~Charles R. Swindoll I’m not a misanthrope, but I definitely prefer solitude and, if I’m going to be with a group of people, I like to choose who they are. That philosophy was thrown out the window this weekend, as… More Memory Banks of our Children
You should head to Salt Lake City when the Outdoor Retailer Markets happen, even if you have no interest in the ORShow itself. Why? #Hikerchat outings! They truly are the highlight of my time there, meeting old friends, making new ones, and seeing beautiful Utah scenery. The workout is a bonus, as is the after-party… More #Hikerchat Snowshoe Outing 2016
The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market has come and gone; like a dream, it seems both real and unreal. This year, however, I came away with a deeper appreciation for people in the outdoor industry as opposed to just seeing it as a smorgasbord of fantastic gear. Day 1: Flying in to SLC after having watched a… More ORShow Winter Market 2016