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

Winter Camping: Starved Rock State Park

The polar vortices came, we hunkered down, but when they momentarily left, we took the opportunity a few weekends ago to head over to Starved Rock State Park to see some bald eagles and do some winter camping as a family. The weather turned out to be quite warm, enough to soften the snow and … More Winter Camping: Starved Rock State Park

Hiking and Camping: Garden of the Gods

Pretty much from the time I moved to Chicago the first time, almost 30 years ago, I’ve had a visit to the Garden of the Gods Wilderness on my bucket list. Last weekend, for Thanksgiving, that dream became a reality. Millions of years ago, this area was covered by a giant inland sea, with sandstone … More Hiking and Camping: Garden of the Gods