A lot of photos were taken over the last 24 hours of our overnight adventure. But I chose this one to share as I feel it depicts our time in the woods well. One word...peaceful. This was our view the entire time. No one around. Not even the sounds of traffic could be heard. At … Continue reading An Overnighter with a Pack of Coyotes
Tossing, turning, and restless is an understatement to describe last night. I struggled to shut off my thoughts that were keeping me from a peaceful sleep. I knew there was only one way I would be able to settle my mind. I had to face my thoughts, realize what I was thinking was "okay," and … Continue reading Get Outside, Connect and Keep your man card
Fall is my favorite time of year to hike. It's not just the color of the leaves changing but the cooler crisp air and the smell of wood burning stoves in the distance. But while fall has a lot to offer for hikers and backpackers we need to be careful as it's also the beginning … Continue reading Don’t Become the Hunted…Be Seen!
I was fortunate to grow up in a family that valued the outdoors and spending time in the mountains. It seems I learned to walk in the forests of the Sierra Nevadas—there are photos of me as a toddler stumbling around campsites about the time I turned 1 year old. By the time I was … Continue reading Hiker of the Week: Darin Hayton aka @XVCrosstrek
A few weeks ago I received some samples from ClimbOn Products (SKINourishment) While I am not a rock climber, I have found there product not only useful but also among the best in skin care products. I work with my hands on a daily basis on our homestead. Whether splitting wood, caring for the garden or … Continue reading Gear Review: @climbonproducts