I was carrying 45 pounds of all this great gear. It was a 3-mile 800-foot elevation gain hike into camp. My shoulders went numb, my head was pounding, and my feet ached like I had hiked all day. It didn't have to be this way.
There’s a saying among backpackers. “You pack your fears.” So, unpack your fears and feel the weight lift and a stronger you emerge.
Water is essential. Having clean water choices is a necessity while backpacking and hiking. What is the best option for making sure we are safe from bad water? Find out here!
What does it take to prepare for a long hike? Here's what I did for my recent section hike of The Arizona National Scenic Trail.
Get some insight on light weight gear for long distance hikes. Here is a detailed list of the gear I took with me hiking the Arizona Trail.
My final trek in Sangre de Cristo Mountains this summer was the Macey Lakes trail. One more alpine experience for the year was not disappointing.
Hiking to Music Pass and Sand Creek Lakes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is one spectacular day hike! I enjoyed this one with my oldest daughter on a beautiful summer day.
The Venable-Comanche Loop hike reminded me of the dangers that can befall those who venture into these remote places… and the rewarding backcountry beauty.
With a dose of Midwestern pride and a detectable lack of interest, I don’t pretend to know much about the largest city in the U.S. There was never much of an attraction for me.
Enjoy alpine lakes below very aggressively rising rock faces, setting up dramatic and contrasting lines between the flat calming effect of the water and the sharply upward ascending summits of sentinel-like peaks.
It’s a stretch to say I could rely on solar power banks to supply a substantial and sustainable power source while backpacking for extended periods. Here's why.