Teton Sports LEEF +20 Ultralight with Body Mapping Sleeping Bag

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

Camping: Illinois Beach State Park

Illinois Beach State Park has been on my radar for a long time, but a visit has always been delayed due to sloth, other options, or nice weather. Nice weather? Yup, the Park is only about an hour from Chicago, so I’ve always imagined it inundated when the weather is nice (a park ranger confirmed … More Camping: Illinois Beach State Park

National Wilderness Month: Get Those Kids Outdoors!

Hey, National Wilderness Month is almost over! What did you do to get outdoors and, more importantly, what did you do to get a child outdoors? (Don’t have one? Swing by, we have 4 and are happy to share.) We work hard to get our kids outside and had a pretty good month, from hiking … More National Wilderness Month: Get Those Kids Outdoors!

Hiking Illinois: Joliet Iron Works Historic Site

After our initial visit to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, we needed a place to stop for a picnic lunch. Happily, I had scoped out the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site earlier and knew it was on our way home. The first time I saw this location on Atlas Obscura (check it out for cool stuff … More Hiking Illinois: Joliet Iron Works Historic Site